Senior Pastor of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Reverend Curtis accepted a call to ministry at the age of 17. He possesses a bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Morgan State University, a Master of Divinity Degree from the Howard University School of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Dr. Curtis' commitment to excellence through education is directly attributable to his capabilities, not only as an anointed preacher of the gospel, but also an effective teacher in practical instruction.
In 1997, Reverend Curtis was called to Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since Dr. Curtis' arrival at Mt. Ararat, the church has grown from 400 to over 7500 with four worship services each weekend. His ministry has led to several landmark events at Ararat, including the formation of a Community Development Corporation to minister to the greater Pittsburgh area and the liquidation of the church mortgage in a one-day "Harvest Sunday" offering. He implemented a community tithe program which returns over 10% of the congregation's offering to the community.
Dr. Curtis has emerged as one of the well-known, spirit-filled preachers of our time. His spiritual wisdom and influence has earned him participation in a nation "think-tank" with former President Clinton, inclusion in a book title "Outstanding Black Sermons, Volume Four" edited by Dr. Walter S. Thomas, and the opportunity to minister in a multiplicity of political and community forum throughout the City of Pittsburgh.
Pastor Curtis serves on the Board of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, is a member of the African American Leadership Committee and serves as the President of Hampton University Ministers' Conference.
In 2001, Dr. Curtis founded William H. Curtis Ministries in an effort to expand his ministry throughout the United States and abroad. Reverend Curtis' spiritual burden to bring lost souls to Christ and encourage spiritual maturation and intimacy with God drives his commitment to spreading the gospel whenever the opportunity presents itself. Pastor Curtis' anointed, powerful, and life applicable preaching exemplifies that well know scripture, "well done, good and faithful servant".
Reverend Curtis is married to the former Christine Y. Richardson, and they are the proud parents of one lovely daughter, Houston.