Bible Conference 2024

February 13–16

Billy Gotcher

BJU Seminary
Gotcher joined the Bob Jones University Seminary from Trinity Baptist Church of Williston, Vermont, where he was senior pastor for six years. He also put the associated Christian school on a stable financial footing and into a growth posture and established a vision for missions, leading short-term trips to Utah and Africa.

Previously, in tenures as senior pastor of Berea Baptist Church in Palm Harbor, Florida, and Grace Baptist Church of Waterford, Michigan (formerly Sunnyvale Chapel), Gotcher spearheaded the founding of a Christian school, the strengthening of financial controls and reporting, facilities revamps, the reorganization of adult and children’s education, the creation of governing documents and philosophy of ministry, and the development of successful community outreach and a culture of discipleship while supervising missions trips to Alaska, Utah, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Spain. Multiple members of his congregations have been led to full time ministry.

Gotcher, who holds a Doctor of Ministries degree from the BJU Seminary as well as Master of Divinity and Theology degrees from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, has led 10 training seminars in China for national pastors. During a recently ended term as President of the New England Association of Christian Schools, he spearheaded a model response to the pandemic, including hosting a virtual fine arts event for students throughout New England and building on that experience to deliver a virtual teachers conference for both NEACS and the New York Association of Christian Schools in 2020.