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Pastor Bill & Dorothy Graybill

Bill and Dorothy met in Albany, Oregon, and have enjoyed life together since 1974. They spent 3 years in Springfield, Missouri, where Bill received his Master’s degree in Christian Education. In 2000, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership. He is a public speaker, adjunct professor and published author. His latest book is entitled, Resolve Conflict God’s Way: The Skills You Need To Make Peace.

They have pastored Abundant Life Center in Jefferson, Oregon, since 1978. This has been an exciting journey for them and they continue to enjoy sharing life with God together with the people of ALC.

Bill and Dorothy have enjoyed their travels together as Bill has taught conflict and anger management internationally and across the U.S.A. A highlight of their summer is to go camping with their family and hang out together. Sharing a latte at Starbucks is also high on their list of life’s joys…especially if shortbread cookies are included!

They have two boys, Dan and Mark, two wonderful daughters-in-law, April and Emily, and two adorable grandsons, Ezra and Daniel, Jr.

Bill’s Fun Facts


January 8

Favorite thing about ALC

The Pastor’s Wife!

Farthest you’ve traveled from home

Cape Town, South Africa

Favorite coffee drink

Peet’s Vanilla Latte, extra hot

Who’s your hero

Nelson Mandela – so mistreated but did not turn to bitterness and hate.

Favorite author(s)

A. W. Tozer and Andy Stanley

Where would you like to go that you’ve never been?

Iceland–during the summer!

Dorothy’s Fun Facts


August 10


Children: Dan and wife, April; Mark and wife, Emily; Grandsons, Ezra and Daniel, Jr.

Favorite thing about ALC

The people–they are friendly, non-judgmental, want to grow in God, and care about each other.

Favorite coffee drink

Hazelnut latte from Starbucks

My hero

Mother Theresa – for her simplicity in sharing God’s love with those in need.

Something you enjoy

Water aerobics