Bill Hawkins was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, attended Sparta
High School in Sparta, Wisconsin and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. While at the Advanced Infantry
course at Fort Benning, Georgia, two academy classmates and their wives led Bill and Anne to the Lord. With a constraint and
calling for the ministry, he secured a masters degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. While studying
there he was invited to Hallmark Baptist Church where Willard Ramsey and Henry Morris III, co-pastors, became his mentors.
He has been a pastor at Hallmark Baptist Church since 1971 and shares the ministry with Shaun Ramsey. He and his wife,
Anne, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Pastor Shaun Ramsey, son of Pastor
Willard Ramsey, was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. He holds degrees in business administration and accounting and earns his
living as a CPA. He came to know the Lord in 1975, and some years later felt the call to preach. He was ordained by Hallmark
Baptist Church in 2000, where he now heads the youth ministries of the church. Pastor Ramsey and his wife, Mindy, have three
children and live in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
Willard A. Ramsey
We remember our beloved Pastor Willard Ramsey who passed away on Monday, February 21,
Burial was at Hallmark Baptist Church.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death
of his saints." Psalm 116:15