Bill Neilson

elders@harriscreek.org

Where I Grew Up:

I attended 2 kindergartens, 4 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, and 3 high schools. My parents moved 4 times while I was in college. I graduated from high school in Winter Park, Florida. I have no clue where I grew up except in a loving home. 

Education:

Baylor University, BA in Chemistry

UT Southwestern Medical School, MD

UT Southwestern Medical School, Residency in Surgery (Parkland Hospital)

UT Dallas, MS in Healthcare Management

Spouse:

Carol Neilson

Kids:

Chris Neilson (married to Mary Jane), grandchildren: John, James, Luke, Eliza Jane

Jennifer Bankhead (married to Michael), grandchildren: Ian, Ezra, Samantha

Catherine Neilson

Why Harris Creek?:

We were attracted to the youth and vibrancy of the congregation, and perhaps more importantly, the sermons explained Scripture in a fresh new way and were challenging spiritually and intellectually. 

Favorite Music:

Moody Blues, Who, Animals, Santana

Favorite Movies:

The Princess Bride, Being There, and all Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers

Favorite Books:

Chronicles of Narnia and Science Fiction Trilogy (C.S. Lewis), Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien), Virtue in Medical Practice (Pelligrino), Confessions (Augustine), Consolation of Philosophy (Boethius)

Most interesting Thing You May Not Know About Me: 

I have an honorary medical degree from the Gomel State Medical University in Gomel, Belarus. 

Spiritual Heroes:

Hal Habecker (Pastor in Dallas), Carol Neilson (Spouse), David Evans (Pastor in Amarillo), Scott Middleton (Surgeon in Corsicana and a great mentor), Paul Hancock (Physician in San Antonio, taught me about grace)

Bill Neilson