William Presley

                                           Elder William Presley
                                                      Ordained – 1930   
                                                                        William Presley  

1939 –    Served as Pastor at Union United Baptist Church

William Presley of Pilgrim, Kentucky he was born June 3, 1889 in Lawrence County Ky., Kentucky entered into eternal rest July 2, 1963.  Age 73 years 1 month and 5 days.

 He was married to Laura large of Lawrence Co., July 1913 which survives together with 3 children born to this union two daughter and one son Mrs. Edith Stepp Williamson, West Virginia, Lela Bartrum Logan West Virginia, Hubert Presley Pilgrim, Kentucky and a host of grandchildren to morn his loss.

 He was baptized at the hands of George Hensley at Philadelphia Union United Baptist Church, Nolan, West Virginia in 1928.  He was called to the ministry 2 years later and stirred up the gift that was in him by laying on of hands.  He lived a faithful and useful life until death.  Where fore comfort ye one another with these words not dead only asleep, in our hearts he lives on.  He had the gift of laying on of hand. His favorite songs were, amazing grace and he would LINE it in church, and the great speckle bird.  William M. Presley “M” is used with William.  WM. PRESLEY He had no middle name. His nick name was “Preacher Presley, or Willie”. He worked in the coal mines at Logan W.VA., and Nolan W.VA. He was not in the army. He liked to fox hunt with Lacy Howard, Press Howard, John Jude, George Moore and others.

Presley     Presley

  Great Speckled Bird
        Written by:Guy Smith

Jeremiah 12:9
Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird … 

    What a beautiful thought I am thinking,
    Concerning a great speckled bird.
    Remember her name is recorded,
    On the pages of God’s Holy Word

    the other birds flocking ’round her

    And she is despised by the squad.
    But the great speckled bird in the Bible
    Is one with the great Church of God.

    All other churches are against her,
    They envy her glory and fame.
    They hate her because she is chosen
    And has not denied Jesus’ name.

    Desiring to lower her standard,
    They watch every move that she makes
    They long to find fault with her teachings,
    But really they find no mistake.

    She is spreading her wings for a journey.
    She’s going to leave by and by;
    When the trumpet shall sound in the morning,
    She’ll rise and go up in the sky.

    In the presence of all her despisers,
    With a song never uttered before,
    She will rise and be gone in a moment
    ‘Til the great tribulation is o’er.

    I am glad I have learned of her meekness.
    I am proud that my name is on her book,
    For I want to be one never fearing
    On the face of my Savior to look.

    When He cometh descending from heaven,
    On a cloud like He writes in His Word,
    I’ll be joyfully carried to meet Him
    On the wings of that great speckled bird.