The Incredible Calling of the Minister

In this episode, Bill Hendricks, Stephen Bramer, and Kevin Wilson discuss the significant call of a pastor and how to navigate the highs and lows of this calling.

About the Contributors

Bill Hendricks

Bill Hendricks is Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Center and President of The Giftedness Center, where he serves individuals making key life and career decisions. A graduate of Harvard, Boston University, and DTS, Bill has authored or co-authored twenty-two books, including “The Person Called YOU: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life.” He sits on the Steering Committee for The Theology of Work Project.

Kevin Wilson

Pastor Kevin Wilson 

Lead Pastor of Bethel Memorial Church; Princeton, IN  

Kevin Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Southeastern Bible College in Pastoral Theology and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary.  

He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Bethel Memorial Church in Princeton, IN, where he has been since 1995. He has been privileged to teach Ephesians at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary and to contribute to the Ephesians chapter in Dr. Paul Weaver’s book, “Surveying the Pauline Epistles.”  

Kevin is married to his wife of 38 years, Linda. They have three grown children, and will be expecting their first grandchild this November. He enjoys playing pickle ball with the family and going on casual runs. 

Please welcome Pastor Kevin Wilson to Chapel today. 

Stephen J. Bramer

Dr. Bramer taught for 16 years at Briercrest Bible College and at Briercrest Biblical Seminary in Saskatchewan, Canada, before joining the faculty of DTS. He also has enjoyed a variety of other ministries such as teaching elder, youth pastor, and pulpit supply throughout Canada and the United States. He serves as an adjunct professor for Word of Life Bible Institute, Hungary; Briercrest Seminary, Canada; as well as at the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS) in Jordan. He is a teaching pastor at Waterbrook Bible Fellowship and travels yearly to Israel and Jordan. Stephen and his wife, Sharon, enjoy visiting their three married children and nine grandchildren who live in three different countries.