William Kellon Quick

Visiting Professor

Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968

(919) 493-2967
Curriculum Vitae: 
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A.A., Pfeiffer College
B.A., Randolph-Macon College
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.D., Pfeiffer College
D.D., Albion College
D.D., Union College

Bill Quick was born in Marlboro county, eldest son of Douglas and Virginia Stubbs Quick. He grew up in the Ghio community of Richmond and Scotland Counties. He attended Pfeiffer College, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA and Duke University Divinity School. All three institutions have named him a 'Distinguished Alumnus'.

He served Methodist Churches in North Carolina and Michigan for 45 years and was a delegate to six General and Jurisdictional Conferences and eight World Methodist Conferences. In 1996 the World Methodist Council presented him its "Seat of Honor" during the General Conference in Denver, CO.

The author of “Good News from Detroit” (Morris, 1998), “The Past Speaks to the Future” (Abingdon, 1995), and "Signs of the Times" (Abingdon, 1989), he has also written many articles, and his sermons have also been widely published. Currently, he is serving for the twelfth year as a Visiting Professor at Duke Divinity School teaching Leadership, Administration, Stewardship and Finance classes in the "Care of the Parish" curriculum. He has also taught for eight years in the Duke Course of Study, both weekend and summer.

Selected Publications
  • Issues For the 21st Century Church - Contributing Author, 1999 Abingdon Press
  • Good News From Detroit - 1998 Morris Publishing
  • Take Five, 5 Minutes with Bill Quick - 1996, Morris Publishing
  • The Past Speaks to the Future - 1995, Abingdon Press
  • Signs of Our Times, A Vision for the Church, The Protestant Hour Sermons 1989, Abingdon Press
  • Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, 1992 and 1993

Contributor to following magazines:

  • Southern Baptist Sunday School Literature - 2003
  • Worship and the Arts
  • The Interpreter – 2003, 2004
  • Michigan Christian Advocate 2003