Rev. William H. Lavender, II is a Vision Oriented, Committed Minister of the Gospel with over 17 years of broad-spectrum leadership experience in various local churches and government organizations.
Rev. William H. Lavender, II was born in San Diego, California. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 5 years old, while his family were members of the El Centro Baptist Tabernacle in El Centro, California.
He received his call from Christ to full-time ministry in 1987 while serving in the United States Army at Fort Lewis, Washington. Christ convicted him to serve in full-time ministry after reading Luke 9:59-60. While a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Lacey, Washington, he surrendered to God’s call to the ministry. It was also at Temple Baptist Church that Rev. Lavender followed Christ in Believer’s Baptism after being convicted by the Holy Spirit to complete this act of obedience in publically identifying with Christ.
In the last year of his studies in Bible College, he served as the Assistant Pastor at the Hunter Park Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida from 1997 until 1999. He was ordained and licensed to the Gospel Ministry in 1999 under the authority of the Hunter Park Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He later became a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. While serving in the Army, Rev. Lavender accumulated over 1100 hours of ministry related experience by serving in various positions in local churches. He has also preached in various churches in the United States and in Germany since 1999.
Education and Training
He is currently a student in the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Leadership program at Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity.
He recently earned the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Ministry at the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA.
His Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Church Ministry was earned at the Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida.