Bill received his Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1966. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Carl A. Muecke in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College in 1963.
Bill has served in his church and numerous organizations, associations, and on the Board of Directors for Christian Family Care, a nonprofit social services agency he assisted in founding in 1982 as its counsel.