Pastor William "Bill" Deskin
Pastor Bill Deskin was born in Davenport Iowa and then moved to Des Moines area when he was three. He lived his whole life in the Des Moines area except for the four years spent in the U.S. Navy. Bill worked for Mediacom for 33 years, before retiring to go into full time ministry. Bill was called by God into the ministry 11 years ago when he went to school to become a second career pastor. Bill’s first appointment was with Immanuel UMC in Des Moines Iowa as the Visitation Pastor.
Bill is very happy to have been called to serve as the full time pastor at Granger Emmanuel UMC.
Bill has a wonderful family that consists of his wife Anna Marie; they have been married for 35 years. Anna Marie was born and raised in North Dakota. Anna Marie is presently the Director of Music at Immanuel UMC in Des Moines and a very talented musician. Together Bill and Anna Marie have two grown daughters. Their oldest daughter Dianna, works for Nation Wide Insurance and is a talented musician vocally and plays the flute. Their youngest daughter Bethany is an Elementary Music Teacher in the Des Moines School system. She is also talented in music vocally and plays the French horn. Both girls graduated from Grandview College and have lived in Des Moines, Iowa all of their lives. Music is a very important part of the Deskin household and God has blessed us with the ability to share it with others.