Billy Thornton, Staff Chaplain

Billy Thornton lives in Moundville, Alabama. He has served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Akron, Alabama for the last 14 years.

Billy has also served as a pastor for 11 years at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in DeKalb, Mississippi. He was the vice president of the St. Paul District Association and the president of the minister’s conference.

He studied Theology at Selma University and Pastoral Leadership at Moody Bible Institute, and received a Certificate in Ministry at Birmingham Theological Seminary, and a B.S. in Religion and Christian Counseling.

He and his wife have 3 children with one deceased and seven grandchildren. He is presently perusing a M.A. in Christian Min. and Community Chaplaincy at the Liberty University School of Divinity and is our full-time night shift Chaplain at UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.