Bill Hawkins was born in La Crosse, 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 was ordained in 1971 by Hallmark Baptist Church
and has been a pastor there for 43 years. He now shares the ministry with Shaun Ramsey. Bill earns his living as a financial
advisor. He and his wife, Anne, have four grown children and nine 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 are saddened to announce that our beloved Pastor Willard Ramsey passed away on Monday,
February 21, 2011.
Burial was at Hallmark Baptist Church.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death
of his saints." Psalm 116:15