His service in pastoral ministry has led him to parishes in Cleveland, Ohio, Miami, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. Bill served as Mission and Ministry Facilitator with the Texas District, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. He has been Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley since January, 2010.
Bill has served on a number of boards and committees during his ministry. Among them are . . .
Lutheran Children’s Aid and Family Services, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Church Coalition
Lutheran Inner City Church Coalition of Cleveland
Board for Missions, English District, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Board for Missions, Florida-Georgia District, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Chairman, Lutheran Disaster Response, Hurricane Andrew
Rotary Club of Harlingen, 2002 – present (President, 2009-10)
Harlingen Centennial Committee, 2009-10
Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care, 2016—2018
Other ministry activities include:
Host, “In Touch” Sunday evening religious talk show
Supervisor on numerous occasions for Pastor and Deaconess interns
Instructor, Hispanic Institute of Theology, Miami, Florida
Instructor, Mission Planters Institute, Irvine, California
Author, Introducción al Nuevo Testamento II,
Hispanic Institute of Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
Mission trips to Mexico, Nicaragua, New Orleans, Mississippi
Numerous preaching engagements in Mexico and Texas
Harlingen Community Bible Classes, September, 2006—
Reagan on Service Column in the Valley Morning Star, July, 2012—
Bill and Theresa were recognized by their alma mater, Concordia University with the Partners in Mission Award. Lutheran Disaster Response recognized Bill’s leadership during the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The Harlingen Literacy Center selected Bill for its 25th Annual Celebrity Roast in 2014. Bill was inducted into the Harlingen Walk of Fame in 2017. He received the Heritage Award from the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce in 2018.
Bill is a member of the Celebration Brass Band and plays the guitar to lead worship services in his church. He is a frequent speaker at Harlingen community events.
"Did a voice whisper in his ear
that he had just passed through
the decisive hour of his destiny,
that there was no longer a middle course for him,
that if, thereafter, he should not be the best of men,
he would be the worst."
Pastor Bill Reagan is originally from Brook Park, Ohio, the oldest of nine children. He married Theresa Travis June 24, 1978. The couple has been blessed with three children, Mark, Elizabeth, and Rachel. They are proud grandparents to Liora Mayple-Ann, Lilah Rose and Xander Helforoush.
Bill graduated from Midpark High School, Middleburg Hts., Ohio in 1974. He later received the Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 1979. He then attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, where he received the Master of Divinity degree in 1983.
Pastor Bill Reagan
“Courage & Imagination”