Hiring a minister is one of the most important decisions that church leaders can make. It affects the health, stability, and growth of the local congregation. Nothing is better than a minister and congregation that match one another. Few things are worse than poorly planned hires. Wil Perkins has explored the ups and downs of 25 years of ministry and outlined a 12-step process that will help guide congregations to the right minister and ministers to the right churches. A 12-Step Process for Hiring a Minister (That You Wouldn't Mind Keeping) Wil Perkins has been preaching since 1988. He received his Bachelor's degree in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University, an M.A. in Bible from Lipscomb University, and an M.A. in Education from Abilene Christian University. Wil is married to his soul-mate and they have two children. He is currently living in Illinois where he preaches for the Jacksonville church of Christ.