Pastor Bill Lind
William L. Lind — but many of you know him fondly as Brother Bill Lind and
now as Pastor Bill. Bill served in the military from 1980-1984 in the Navy. He was
stationed in Pearl Harbor where he worked on the submarine base and then later
worked on board the ship – The USS Cochran DDG-21. After leaving the Navy,
with his honorable discharge, who knew that 14 years later that a ship in the Bible
would be the very thing that sails him right into Salvation.
In 1998, Bill Lind was watching a TV program documentary on the Discovery
Channel about Noah’s Ark. Being an unbeliever, Bill was very curious to know
more about this interesting book called the Bible. Bill got a bible and started to
read it. Not quite understanding fully what he was reading, Bill called to God (this
was his very first prayer) and said “God, I really want to know & understand this Bible,
but I don’t know how, I need help understanding your words.”
The very next day, a Christian co-worker approached Bill and said “Bill, I am a
Christian and God told me to tell you something. You may think that this is
dumb, but God spoke to me last night and said that you were asking for help to
understand the Bible”. Bill was shocked to hear these words!! Victor, his co-
worker, invited Bill to a Tuesday night bible study at his church and Bill gave his
heart to the Lord in June 1998 at the The Sacred Word Pentecostal Church in
Brentwood, NY and a few weeks later he was baptized in the pastor’s pool.
Two and half years later, in 2001, Bill met Damaris Vargas. They met on January
6, 2001 – this was on 3 King’s day (a holiday celebrated by her Spanish heritage). How
appropriate that God would bring them together on a day that celebrates the
bringing of gifts to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Damaris was certainly blessed with a
great gift from God in Bill Lind.
The year that they met – – In 2001, Damaris
introduced him to our church – Full Gospel Christian Center – almost 20 years
ago! Faithfully, both of them have worked in various positions at this church.
Bill has worked as an Usher, Head usher, Evangelism team member, Intercessory
Prayer team member, Sunday School Kids-on-the-Move teacher, Men’s Ministry
Leader, and Deacon. Bill is now retired from working for over 30 years in the
warehousing, fulfillment and logistics area.
Bill’s zeal for the Word of God has never left him. Not only does he understand the
Word of God now – – But he lives it every day — through his testimony.