Hello, I’m Billy Gillespie and I am an actor, speaker, confirmation catechist and blogger.
I am a widower and live in Los Angeles, CA with my son. My wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after our son was born and after several years was confined to a wheelchair. Then, when my wife was diagnosed with cancer, I took time from my career and devoted myself to care for her until her passing.
I am passionate about my Catholic Faith which wasn’t always the case. Having drifted away from the church in my 20’s there was always an “urging” in my heart to go to mass that for years I ignored. I began to listen to that “urging” when my son was born. And thus began my long slow journey back to the church that culminated with the most incredible and frighteningly loving experience with the Holy Spirit.
Read my reversion story.
I have been sharing my reversion story with my confirmation kids for the last nine years and am now following that “urge” to share my story with the world.
If you would like to connect, you can do so at my contact page. I look forward to hearing from you.
Endorsements for Billy
Tammy Buchanan Confirmation Coordinator; Catechist Billy is a fellow Catechist that I have had great pleasure working with over the last several years at St. Francis de Sales. His passion, humor and knowledge of our faith is second to none. He is very inspiring to everyone, young and old. When Billy talks, everyone listens, not because they HAVE to, but because they WANT to! He teaches with great conviction, but in a way that is fun and entertaining. He is very dedicated to the church, his students and his fellow Catechists. I can always count on him to help with our Confirmation program with teaching, class mass, projects and our yearly retreats. He truly cares for the well-being of others, listening to adults and students alike, giving good, sound advice on how to handle difficult situations or life events. The Holy Spirit truly moves through him, which is evident to anyone who has the pleasure to get to know him.
Sharon C. Confirmation Parent Thank you Billy. You changed my daughters life.
Carol C. Billy- Thank you for sharing your story last night with the Serra Club group. I praise God for the brave committed people, such as yourself, who care.