BILL Harding

Profile Updated: January 24, 2020
Residing In WAXHAW, NC USA
Spouse/Partner Grace Gustafson HARDING
Homepage Www.hardings.org
Occupation Missionary
Children Drew born in 1977
Ryan was born in 1979
Kara was born in 1981
Kyle was born in 1984
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Bill and Grace met in college. After seminary in Denver, CO and five years as a pastor in southern Illinois, then served as missionaries in Ethiopia since 1983 with SIM, Serving In Mission. The family returned to the US in 2000. Today, Bill is Director of Public Affairs for SIM USA based in Charlotte, NC. Bill returns to Ethiopia two or three times a year speaking in Amharic at Bible conferences.

Bill and Grace reside in Waxhaw and have 12 grandchildren.

School Story

As many will know, Bill and Joe Harding are identical twins. We grew up in Ethiopia where we played a lot of soccer. We were able to lead East Meck to two NC State Championships. 1969 and 1970.

At a state semifinal, Bill scored five goals as Center forward/striker. His best game ever! With five minutes left in the game, coach Kayed took Bill out and put Joe in at the striker position. The game played out. The ref blew the final whistle. The cheerleaders and the crowd rushed on to the field and grabbed Joe and carried him on their shoulders for the victory lap. Joe stole the glory as Bill sat on the bench at the pinnacle of his athletic career.