Following two years in the Army of Occupation in Berlin, Germany in 1969 & 70, Mr. Groom was a reading specialist then school principal prior to entering the Oil and Gas industry in 1978. Bill married Holly Huffman in 1973 and they have 4 daughters and 2 granddaughters. After 17 years as a Petroleum Landman, Bill became a pastor at Compass Christian Church. He retired as their Missions Pastor in July 2014. He continues to mentor high school students and serve as a volunteer with the student, missions, and men’s ministries of Compass. He is the coordinator of the S3 club at Collegiate Academy High School on the campus of Tarrant County College, NE Campus.