Rev. William L. Pullam was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is
the third son of Lloyd and Arlena Pullam.
William accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at the age
of twelve at the Calvary first Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Dr. Henry Clay Dilworth. He sang in the youth
choir, celestial choir and the instruments of Jesus singing group. He attended Sunday School, Baptist Training Union and all
church functions. He eventually became a Sunday School teacher himself.
He attended public schools in Corpus Christi,
Texas graduating from Roy Millier High School in 1967. After graduation he attended Del Mar College.
In July of 1968
he married his high school sweetheart, Vietta L. Francis, who was also an active member of the Calvary First Baptist Church.
William served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged.
After his military service William returned
to college and graduated from Texas A& I University at Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.
He has taken advanced course work in the Masters of Business Administration Degree. He was awarded the Masters of Religion
Degree from Guadalupe College Seminary of San Antonio was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Religion Degree from Guadalupe
College Seminary of San Antonio, Texas in recognition of the years he served as an instructor for graduate level students
at the seminary's extension in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Professionally, William served as Executive Director for the Hialco-OIC
Neighborhood Organization and as Administrator of Parts Accounting for International Business Machines. He stepped down from
his positon at IBM to enter into full time pasotral ministry.
Married to Vietta L. (Francis)
Pullam, father of three sons: Rev. Kevin L. Pullam, Rev. Kraig L. Pullam and Mr. Keith L. Pullam and the grandfather of nine.
Saint John First Baptist Church - Corpus Christi,Tx. - Pastor from 1986 to present.
Baptist Church - Goliad, Texas - Pastor from 1985-1986.
Saint John First Baptist Church - Corpus Christi, Tx. - Associate
Minister - 1983-1985.
& Denominational Work
Chairman of Civil Service
Board & Commission for the City of Corpus Christi.
NAACP Executive Board Member.
Executive Secretary of the American Baptist Western District
Advisory Board Member
for the Corpus Christi Independent School District.
President of the Corpus Christi Baptist Fellowship of Churches.
President of the Coastal Bend Interdenominational Minsters Alliance.
Instructor Guadalupe College Seminary Extension.
Chairman of the Bylaws Committee of the Nuecess County Community Action Agency.
Parliamentarian for the Nuecess County
Community Action Agency.
Civic and Denominational Work
Moderator of the American
Baptist Western District Association.
of the American Baptist General Convention of Texas.
President of Heart Beat Ministries.
Member of the National Baptist Convention of America