William Royce Bailey came to First Baptist Church Sevierville as Associate Pastor for children in June 2005. Before coming to First Baptist, he served as Children’s Minister at Kirby Woods Baptist Church in Memphis TN. In 1999, God led him to seminary where he finished Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with an Associate of Divinity Degree in 2004. From 1989 to 1999, God used Royce in bi-vocational ministry. He was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority during those years.
“I thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for saving me and calling me into His Kingdom for Kingdom work. It is the joy of my life to evangelize the lost, equip the saved and encourage my fellow believers in their walk with God. Besides my relationship with the Lord Jesus and His call upon my life, I am most grateful for my family. I have been married to Sharon Denise Bailey for 23 years. God has blessed us with four wonderful children: Kelsey Marie Bailey, 21, a junior at the University of Tennessee Knoxville; Colby Porter Bailey, 18, a senior at Sevier County High School; William Connor Bailey, 16, a sophomore at Sevier County High School; and Karaline, 12, a 7th grader at Sevierville Middle School.
“It’s a joy and honor to be a small part in reaching children and adults with the unchanging gospel message that in turn transforms lives. We are very thankful that God has chosen to include us in His building of His church right here in Sevierville.”
For His Glory,