Bill Leathers is a retired Baptist minister currently living in Winston-Salem, NC. He received his education at Wake Forest University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Emory University. He has served as pastor with Kiokee Baptist Church, Appling, GA, First Baptist Church, Rockingham, NC, and First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC. He has also served as interim pastor with five congregations. He and his wife, Crystal Hartness Leathers, have two children and three grandchildren. Crystal is a retired elementary school teacher.