Dr. Bill Little, was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Physics in 1969. Immediately afterward, he served in the U.S. Navy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, as a teacher of mathematics and physics. After he was released from active duty he chose to further his study of metaphysics, which led to a ministerial degree from Religious Science International (RSI) in 1975. His teachers included Dr. Raymond Charles Barker of the New York City Church of Religious Science and Dr. Tom Johnson of the Morristown, New Jersey, church.
In 1974, he took over the leadership of the Church of Religious Science in Plainfield, New Jersey. In 1976, he was called to be a minister of the Monterey, California, Church of Religious Science. Dr. Bill served there almost 12 years, obtaining his doctorate in Religious Science in
1986 from RSI.
When asked what he most enjoys about being the Director of the Center for Spiritual Awakening, Dr. Bill replied, "... seeing what Yogananda called ‘the smile of God on people's
faces' as they catch glimpses of who they really are.'