Faith Presbyterian Church

Biography of Pastor William Torgesen

Rev. Dr. William J. Torgesen, III has served over twenty-five years in ministry as a Pastor and a Professor.  Pastor Bill has a deep passion for the health of the Church, and for the health of the pulpit.  He is a contributing author of The Moody Handbook of Preaching, and Preparing for Ministry.  In addition to preaching throughout the year, he consults for local churches in the areas of leadership development and ministry realignment.  He has spoken at Founders Week and Moody’s “Walk Worthy” Men’s Conferences, and has taught at the Pastors Conference for many years.  He has also guest hosted Moody Radio’s Open Line program, and has been a frequent guest on WMBI’s Karl and Jun show.

He earned a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Pastoral Studies.  He earned his Masters of Arts in Religion and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Pastor Bill and his wife Terri live in Round Lake Beach with their four children: Christina, Will, Philip, and Joshua – and their dogs.  Pastor Bill loves to preach, loves to fish, and loves to golf!  Most of all, he loves his Lord, loves his wife, and loves his children … and yes, he loves the church.