WILMORE, KY— Asbury Seminary is saddened by the unexpected death of alumnus, Dr. William “Billy” Abraham. Dr. Abraham was an accomplished theologian and scholar, having served for over forty years as a minister in the Methodist Church in Ireland and as a faculty member at colleges and universities in Ireland and the United States.

Abraham attended Methodist College in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and completed his studies in philosophy and psychology at the Queen’s University of Belfast, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary, and earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1973, before receiving his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, in 1977. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Asbury Seminary in 2008.

Please join us as we grieve with, and pray for, Billy’s family and friends during this difficult time.