Bill Peel

Dr. Bill Peel is an award-winning author/co-author of eight books (in multiple languages) and a leader in the global faith-at-work movement. He is a co-founder of the Faith@Work Summit that gathers business, academic, and ministry leaders from around the world to collaborate and learn from each other. He speaks at churches and conferences, and consults with individuals, churches, and business leaders—helping Christians bring their faith to bear in every area of life. (See speaking venues here.)

Bill earned a doctorate in Workplace Theology, Ethics and Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Seminary, a master’s degree in Bible Exposition from Dallas Seminary, and a B.A. from SMU. Bill and his wife, Kathy, have three grown sons, seven grandchildren, and a Border collie named Hank. They are active members of Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas.

Professional Experience

  • President and Founder, Foundations for Living/24Seven Project 1987-present
  • Founding Executive Director, Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University, 2011-2020
  • Adjunct Faculty, LeTourneau University, 2016-2019
  • Pastor of Leadership Development, Fellowship Bible Church Dallas, 2000-2005
  • Executive Director, Paul Tournier Institute of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, 1993-2000.

Professional Associations

  • Co-founder, Faith@Work Summit (2014-present)
  • Advisory Board, Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism Workplace Ministry (2020)
  • Program Committee for the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum, Manilla (2018-19)
  • Steering Committee, National Workplace Ministry Association (2017-present)
  • Advisory Board of PCPC@Work, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas (2008-present)
  • Continuing Medical Education Faculty for Christian Medical and Dental Associations (1995-present)
  • Okonomia Network Fellow, Acton University (2012, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Faculty and Consultant, International Health Services (2000-2007)
  • Consultant, Men’s Magazine Group, Lifeway Publications (1998-2000)
  • Faculty, National Leadership Seminar, Promise Keepers (1994-1997)
  • Consultant, Leadership Network (1989-1993)
  • Advisor, Strategic Career Project, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (1990-1991)

Publications

Books (Author/Coauthor) See more

  • Workplace Grace, revised edition, co-authored with Walt Larimore (LeTourneau University Press, 2014)
  • Connecting Faith and Work in the 21st Century with Al Erisman and David Gill (Hendricksen, 2016)
  • What God Does When Men Lead (Tyndale House Publishers, 2008)
  • Going Public with Your Faith co-authored with Walt Larimore (Zondervan, 2003, re-released as Workplace Grace by Zondervan, 2010)
  • Living in the Lab Without Smelling Like a Cadaver (Paul Tournier Institute, 1999)
  • Discover Your Destiny co-authored with Kathy Peel (NavPress, 1996)
  • Where is Moses When We Need Him? co-authored with Kathy Peel (Broadman & Holman, 1995)
  • Living in the Lions’ Den Without Being Eaten (NavPress, 1994)
  • What God Does When Men Pray (Promise Keepers/NavPress, 1993)

Editorial/Contributions

  • Working for God: The Story of R. G. LeTourneau and the University He Founded (LeTourneau University Press, 2019)
  • An Employer’s Guide to Faith in the Workplace: Legal Protection for Christians Who Own a Business (Alliance Defending Freedom and LeTourneau University Press, 2017)
  • It’s Not Just Business: The Proper Worship of God Between Sundays” co-authored with David Gowdy in Business Ethics Today: The Second Commandment and Business (Center for Christian Business Ethics Today, 2015)
  • “You Didn’t Get Here on Your Own: Honoring God Through Business” co-authored with David Gowdy and Chad Scruggs in Business Ethics Today: The First Commandment and Business (Center for Christian Business Ethics Today, 2014)
  • Busy Couples Guide to Sharing the Work & the Joy by Kathy Peel (Tyndale House, 2011)

Video and Print Curriculum:

  • Discover your Destiny with Kathy Peel (Dallas Christian Video, 1997)
  • Celebrate Your Work co-authored with Marcus Goodyear (LeTourneau University Press and The High Calling at the Butt Family Foundation, 2014)
  • Completing Your Call (Paul Tournier Institute, 2007)
  • The Saline Solution Continuing Medical Education Course co-authored with Walt Larimore (Paul Tournier Institute, 1995)
  • Grace Prescriptions Continuing Medical Education Course co-authored with Walt Larimore (Christian Medical and Dental Associations, 2015)

Articles:

Dr. Peel has authored over 300 articles that appeared in these magazines and ezines such as Parents of Teenagers, Marriage Partnership, Focus on the Family’s Physician magazine, Today’s Christian Doctor, InTouch, Home Life, Now magazine, Christianity Today, Moody Monthly, and CenterforFaithandWork.com including

  • “Southwest Airline’s Legendary Corporate Culture” (Patheos online, 2015)
  • “Leadership is Stewardship” (The High Calling online, 2014; reprinted at Faith, Work and Economics online (2015) and Theology of Work Project online (2015)
  • “Take Your Faith to Work” Kindred Spirit magazine, 2013

Awards

Dr. Peel has received three Silver Medallion Book Awards (now called the Christian Book Awards) from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association:

  • What God Does When Men Pray. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1993.
  • With Walt Larimore, Going Public with Your Faith: Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.
  • With Walt Larimore, Going Public with Your Faith Video Curriculum. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000.

Christianity Book of the Year Award for Evangelism and Discipleship

  • With Walt Larimore, Going Public with Your Faith: Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.

Evangelical Press Association, First Place in the Bible Exposition category

  • “Take Your Faith to Work” in Dallas Seminary’s Kindred Spirit magazine, 2013