During his 38 years of ministry Dr. Bill Hoyt has served as Pastor, Seminary Professor, Executive Minister of the Southwest Baptist Conference and a consultant to churches, denominations and other not-for-profit corporations. His three pastorates were in Big Springs, South Dakota; Spring Lake Park, Minnesota; and Escondido, California. For 28 years Dr. Hoyt taught courses in preaching, worship and leadership at both the Minnesota and San Diego campuses of Bethel Theological Seminary.
By virtue of his varied background, Dr. Hoyt has been privileged to observe countless churches from many different vantage points. His consulting has included a wide range of areas including leader development; spiritual formation; strategic ministry planning; governance structures and boardmanship; fund raising; conflict intervention and change agentry.
Dr. Bill Hoyt is the President of NexStep Coaching and Consulting. NexStep is an organization committed to enhancing the ministry effectiveness of Christian leaders and organizations through executive coaching and consulting for organizational development.
Dr. Hoyt is also President of UniReach International a non-profit organization that engages in humanitarian work in Vietnam. He serves as a Board Member of the Charis Foundation, a North Carolina organization that provides counseling and care ministries to pastors, missionaries, their spouses and families.
Bill and his wife Gwyn have been married for 40 years. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, a granddaughter and three grandsons.