Credentials & Background

It's no small thing to use the web to find someone for your wedding day. I understand how nerve-racking and intimidating it can be, so let me put your mind at ease. I've officiated at well over 1,800 weddings on Long Island and in the greater New York metro area (including Westchester), and I have many happy brides and grooms to show for it!

I'm an ordained Christian minister, with Masters degrees in Divinity and Theology. I served as a full-time pastor for twenty years (two churches), and then as a wedding officiant for the last twenty years.

I conduct non-denominational Christian weddings and funerals – and also non-religious ones. In both cases, the shape and style of the ceremony or service depends almost entirely upon you and your background and desires, not mine. It's not about me. I also perform vow renewal ceremonies, baby dedications,  and more recently, pet memorial ceremonies.

I'm am registered with the city of New York*, which means I have appeared before the City Clerk's office in person and produced "sufficient evidence of my ordination by a recognized religious body."  *(NYC Registration #17172)

I like to describe myself as a somewhat old-fashioned, garden variety minister.  By this I mean that I'm all about helping people – showing them God's compassion, serving them with integrity and in a professional manner. Nothing spooky or kooky.

I hope this helps! If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. It always make sense to practice "due diligence." You're not going to get any "do overs."


Pastor Bill Britton  (516) 242-3721

Pastor Bill, Many of our guests commented on how great you were. We really appreciate the words you spoke, and the moments you helped us create. You will be forever in our hearts and minds. Thank you again, Anthony & Christine

Pastor Bill serves families in the Greater New York area including Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Queens, Brooklyn, New York City (Manhattan), and Westchester County. If you’re thinking of using a Judge for your wedding, or a Justice of the Peace – or if you’re thinking of going to city hall for your wedding – or perhaps you’re working on a last minute wedding plan – in any case, Pastor Bill would love to speak with you. Pastor Bill is also available for families that have suffered the loss of a loved one and are planning a funeral.

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