[Liam] Collins is a native of Ireland. He was ordained as priest June 12, 1971, at St. Patrick’s College in County Tipperary. He earned both bachelor of philosophy and master of divinity degrees from St. Patrick’s College, and a master of family studies degree from Mercer University in Macon.
He has served churches in metropolitan and rural locations in South Georgia for 38 years. Most recently, his notable work has included initiating an outreach ministry to students and faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
“The primary focus of my ministry has always been seeking to awaken all to the bonds of love and respect that unite us, as God’s people,” Collins said. “The church, in structure and service, is called to act when the most vulnerable and needy among us reach out for hope and healing. We are God’s very heart, hands and feet in this wounded, broken world.”
Collins has been married to his wife, Mary, for 15 years.