William McCoy - Served in US Military now Retired Lieutenant Colonel William McCoy

Study Sabbatical



Current location

United States

Work category

Travel and Tourism



Profile Activity

A former military chaplain and spiritual leader with decades of pastoral experience, William McCoy boasts an impressive academic background that spans a variety of disciplines. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, William McCoy began his career as a church pastor in the mid-1970s, a position he held for 15 years.

From there, Dr. McCoy was accepted into the doctoral program at the Université de Strasbourg in France to pursue his advanced theological studies. He earned his Doctor of Theology at the Palais universitaire de Strasbourg in 1992. In addition to this degree, William McCoy also earned a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. Beyond his religious training, William McCoy also studied law, history, and apologetics at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law in Orange, California, where he received a Master of Arts in Apologetics.

William McCoy's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Study Sabbatical

Engaged in a three year Study Sabbatical with Wesley Seminary. Will travel to Europe to walk the El Camino de Santiago in late 2013.

1990 - 2011

William McCoy's Education and Qualifications


PhD/Doctorate - Spirituality Studies Track

Wesley Theological Seminary

Currently engaged in this program.


PhD/Doctorate - Theologie Systematique

L'universite de Strasbourg


Masters/PostGrad - Master of Divinity

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

William McCoy's Additional Information



Motorcycling, Sailing, Surfing, Radio Control Airplanes, Piano, Cigars, Scotch, Mountain Biking, Classical Music, Francophone