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 and was recognized by AIM Media Texas as RGV Citizen of the Year in January, 2019.


Bill 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."

(Les Miserables)

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”

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