The Rev. Dr. William A. Salley is celebrating 30 years as pastor of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, a span during which he has baptized more than 2,000 people and performed more than 400 weddings.
A graduate of what is now Charleston Southern University, Salley has received the Morris College Presidential Citation and been honored for service by the S.C. House of Representatives. Among other roles, he is finance committee chairman of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina and serves as an instructor for the Pastors and Ministers Division of the Charleston County Congress of Christian Education.
He also is a trustee of Morris College in Sumter and is moderator of the Charleston County Association.
Education and mission work have long topped his priorities. In 2006, Jerusalem Missionary's sister church in Nairobi, Kenya, named their newly constructed basketball court after him.
Salley and his wife, Susan Salley, have nine children, 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The following events, all held at the church, will honor each him. Each is at 7 p.m., except for Sunday at 5 p.m., and all are free and open to the public:
Tuesday, Charleston County Baptist Association honors him.
Wednesday, his wife, Susan, is honored.
Thursday, Cooper River Baptist Association with moderator the Rev. Clary Samuels.
Friday, service by the Rev. Isaac J. Holt, vice moderator of the Charleston County Baptist Association.
Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Curtis Hill, moderator of Union No. 3 of the Rocky River Baptist Association.