Nothing is needed more in the contentious dialogue surrounding human sexuality that threatens the unity of the United Methodist Church than a resource created to nurture the souls of all United Methodists. Through an unflinching look at the challenges facing United Methodism, Unafraid & Unashamed by Wil Cantrell, cultivates faith, respect for disparate opinions, appreciation for the Wesleyan means of grace and commitment to the church. Unafraid & Unashamed has been developed to aid local pastors in effectively communicating the issues facing the denomination in a manner that strengthens the church. It is a great resource for any United Methodist seeking a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities before us.
Wil Cantrell has represented the Holston Conference as a delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2012 an 2016 and the Executive Committee of the World Methodist Council from 2001-2005. He currently serves on the pastoral team at Concord United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN. Wil's driving passion is to help people live an authentic life while experiencing a real growing faith in Jesus Christ. Prior to serving at Concord, Wil was the pastor of Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Virginia where he helped start the Recovery at Lebanon ministry, which grew into one of the largest church-based recovery ministries in the region. Wil is an avid runner and a sub-3 hour marathoner.