William Givens Senior Pastor

Hello, I’m William, the Senior Pastor here at Buckhead Baptist church.  As the Senior Pastor I lead the way in cultivating relationships that create missional opportunities through which our staff and our congregants are able to develop character, grow spiritually, serve within their God-given capacities, deepen friendships within the Body, and Bless the community around us.


  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Religious Studies from Shorter College (2007)
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology (2011).


William is the Blessed husband of Gloria Givens and father of Asher Thomas Givens (age 4). He was raised in Dublin, GA as the youngest son of five children. He attended Shorter College in Rome, GA. While studying, William spent a semester abroad in Thailand. During this time he visited Burma and was confronted with the physical and spiritual poverty of that nation, causing him to change his own life’s focus. Also, during college William served in the National Guard which included a tour of duty in Iraq where he had the privilege to serve as Chapel Pastor. Upon graduating college William managed at UPS before enrolling into the McAfee School of Theology. He graduated McAfee in May 2011 earning a Master’s of Divinity with a concentration in Urban Missions.