Bill Hawkins was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin and graduated
from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Between his two tours in Vietnam, 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 in addition to his pastoral responsibilities. 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