About Bill Phares

DR. WILLIAM H. “BILL” PHARES is a revivalist and author used by God to minister to “hurting” pastors and to bring renewal to thirsty congregations. He is an ordained United Methodist minister and is president of Stir the Fire Ministry in Helena, Alabama. He has pastored for twenty-eight years and has been an evangelist for thirteen years. Bill has a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.

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Bill is the author of three books, For Those in Dry Places: Hope for Ministers in the Wilderness, eDevotional, and The End From the Beginning 

Dr. Mark T. Barclay writes, “I highly recommend For Those in Dry Places which comes to us in absolutely supreme timing. Many pastors today are going through dry, tough times and can hardly see light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Phares addresses what to do when you are in this position—how to deal with your thoughts and what to do, day after day, to get out of your current difficult situation and stay out.”

Bill and his wife, Laura, live in Helena, Alabama.

10 Responses to About Bill Phares

  1. Mike Ratliff says:

    Hey Bill: Looks good. Congratulations on your ministry position at ConnectPoint as well as on yor book. Prayers are with you. Take care and tell Laura HELLO for us…Ratliff

  2. Dr. Bill,
    Great blog and web site. I want to offer my Lake House for a weekend retreat when you get a group of ministers together. It is a great place for teaching and prayer ministry. Plus, pastors will feel more comfortable in a private setting. I look forward to your next blog.
    In Christ,
    Vicki Pattillo

  3. billphares says:

    Hi Vicki,
    Many thanks for your words of edification! Yes, your Lake House will be the perfect spot for ministers seeking a time apart for restoration and encouragment. I will work on this in the near future. Today, I received the proof for the new book. The cover is great. Thanks again!

    • Masilya Witakenge says:

      Hello Pastor Dr. Bill Phares
      I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord…
      After to visit your web site and to see all your service and to see a bless
      ings in you, I,m feeling in me to invite you here to us in Congo DR ,south kiv
      u province , Bukavu town to teach and to do seminar for church leaders
      in our area and also,
      teach if possible some lessons in our bible school and to visit our
      orphans primary school and to see how to become member of your
      ministries if possible.

      We invit you to experment your power too in our church called Change
      Church in Central Africa and in crusade or seminars for servants of
      we will be so happy to hear you and to benefit your anointing and
      healing or if you can know someone who have vision to come in Congo
      ,please feel free to tell him or her to come.
      if our goal can meet your attention ,please we wait to hear from you
      Masilya Witakenge Dieudonne
      Senior Pastor

  4. Richard M. Thomas says:

    Dr. Phares – thank you for the copy of “For Those in Dry Places”. On reading through the book I find myself very much in agreement with your theological perspectives, including those on spiritual warfare and demonic influences. Interesting . . . . since we are both United Methodists!

    Richard M. Thomas

  5. David Aarons says:

    Shalom Bill,
    This is your guide friend in Jerusalem David Aarons
    I have a new email as my old one was scammed and lost all my addresses so start
    to look up you and found your blog , would like to be email contact again if you would like
    and I would like to pass your blog and book info Dry Places on
    Hoping to hear from you and that all is well regards to all
    G-d bless and shalom
    David Aarons now at jerudavid5000@yahoo.com

    • Hi David,

      So sorry for the delay in returning a reply to you. I have had some recent changes in my place of ministry and I am getting everything in order now. I trust this finds you doing well in our beloved Israel.

      I am no longer on the staff at Riverchase UMC but am now in full time evangelism and missions ministry. My organization is called Stir the Fire Ministry. My wife, Laura, and I will be going to Zambia the end of September for two weeks.

      It would be a privilege to me if you would share this blog site and my book, For Those in Dry Places, with those you think would be interested. I also hope to work with you again. I am going to bring a small group to Israel in November 2014.

      May the LORD bless you and keep you!

  6. Bill, This is Joel Vesanen with World Compassion Terry Law Ministries. We are relaunching Living Sound and wanted you to know. Would like to send you a more complete letter with this great news…. Would you be able to provide me with an email address?\\

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