Billy Nye III--Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Billy was raised in Joplin, Missouri by faithful Christian parents. God opened his eyes to understand the Father's love for him in Christ at an early age after hearing a Sunday School lesson about the cross and how Jesus died for our sins. Although he understood the truth of the Gospel, it continues to be a long process of growing up into that new identity of being "in Christ"! But God has been faithful to "form Christ" in him, and remains so. As John Newton once said, "I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am."
After studying history and biblical studies at John Brown University in Arkansas, Billy spent two years in Mexico teaching English. At the end of his time in Mexico, he began to desire to serve the Christ's church as a minister of the Gospel. He then went on to seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Billy also continued teaching while in seminary, at Christian Life School in Kenosha.
God also opened Billy's eyes to notice a wise and beautiful woman named Jessica in 2009, and they were married in 2010. God has blessed them with four crazy and beautiful children: Charis, Isaiah, Micah, and Ezra. They live in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, where Billy loves playing "Goliath" with his kids (you'll have to ask him how to play), reading, becoming a backyard bird-lover, and living nearby the disc golf course.
They have been members of Christ the King Church since it was planted in 2013, and Billy has overseen the youth ministry since that time, growing into a more involved role first as an intern, then as a director. He was invited to join the pastoral staff as an Associate Pastor in July 2017. His role includes the oversight of the youth, children, and music ministries. It is his passion to see God's people being changed by beholding and treasuring Jesus Christ in the pages of God's word.