Bishop Williams was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She comes from a large family of eleven sisters and brothers. She was married to the late (US Army), SFC Leroy Williams Sr. and is the mother of five children, grandmother of twelve, and great grandmother of eight.
She was called into the ministry in 1969. In May of 1970 she preached her initial sermon, and in September of 1974, she became an ordained minister at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
She served as acting Pastor of Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church from October 1975 until October 1976. The church asked her in October 1976 to accept the position as Pastor. She did and was publicly installed as Pastor in January 1977, by her Pastor, the late Rev. Essie McIntyre and the Good Shepherd Baptist Church family in Augusta, Georgia.
She has demonstrated her scholastic ability by receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Paine College in Augusta, GA, a Masters Degree in Education from South Carolina State College, a Doctorate of Divinity from Spirit of Truth Institute in Richmond, VA, and a 2005 graduate of Beacon University. She retired after 21 years of teaching from the Richmond County School System in Augusta, GA.
She has received numerous awards including “Shepherd of the Year”, Martin Luther King, “Unsung Hero” award, and many others. She is a founding member of Eta Sigma Theta Sorority of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Paine College. She was a past Vice-President of the Augusta Baptist Ministers Conference. She has served as Pastor of the day for the state of Georgia and several times as well for the city of Augusta, GA.
In November of 2012, Bishop Williams was appointed to serve out the term of an elected officer of New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. In November of 2014 she made history as being the first woman to be elected as a state officer of New Era Missionary Baptist Convention. She currently serves as the Second Vice President of New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc.
She has participated in revivals in Europe, Alaska, and throughout the United States. She is known as a “Lover of Prayer”, her constant prayer to God is to serve Everfaithful well, to be a blessing to the Body of Christ as she ever leans on him to strengthen her, and to remain a humble servant until He calls her home.
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