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William Melvin Kilpatrick: Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor dies at 81 comment (0)

November 7, 2013

By Neisha Fuson

William Melvin Kilpatrick: Longtime Alabama Baptist pastor dies at 81

William Melvin Kilpatrick, who served in ministry for at least 60 years, died Sept. 6. He was 81. 

Kilpatrick attended Howard College in Birmingham (now Samford University) and Mercer University in Macon, Ga. 

He began serving a Florida Baptist church as pastor at age 16. He later served as pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Huntsville; First Baptist Church, Gantt; Zion Hill Baptist Church, Andalusia; and Damascus Baptist Church, Lockhart, before retiring. 

Kilpatrick also shared the gospel message at more than 70 revivals during his lifetime. 

He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist at the time of his passing.

Kilpatrick was preceded in death by one child. He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Joan; four children; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

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