Reverend Dr. John F. Williams is an anointed, spirit filled, visionary, pastor-teacher. Pastor Williams’ message of information, instruction, and inspiration has brought hope to the disenfranchised. Dr. Williams’ servant leadership ministry over the past thirty plus years in the community extends a helping hand to those in need, the helpless, the hopeless and the hurting.
Dr. John F. Williams was born in Langdale, Alabama to the parents of the late Reverend Willis Lee and Arvella Winston Williams. Dr. Williams is a native of West Point, GA. He graduated with honors from West Point High School as a basketball and track/field standout. His higher education matriculation started at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA on a full Track and Field scholarship. He graduated with dual degrees; B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law and B.S. in Early Childhood Education. He completed his teacher certifications at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL and Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Dr. John F. Williams has taught, coached, and been a part of administrative staffs in DeKalb County; Clayton County (Georgia), Russell County Schools (Alabama), and Omaha Public School Systems (Nebraska). Dr. Williams served as an Adjunct Professor (Instructor) in Black Studies and Urban Studies Department at the University of Nebraska (Omaha) for 5 years. Dr. Williams attended The Great Commission Bible/Theological Seminary in Bowling Green & Glasgow, KY (Now JJBI Higher Learning). During the years of 1994 to 1999; He received his B.A.-Bible, M.A. Theology, Th. M-Systematic Theology, Th. D and Ph. D. Dr. John F. Williams’s thesis was titled “Overcoming Depression in a Christian Environment”. This became a prelude to his book that received rave reviews, “On the Edge” Brentwood Christian Press, 2000.
Dr. Williams’ ministry has been covered by several media venues and newspapers in the South,
Southeast, and Midwest Regions. He has served on the several local, state, regional and national
boards/committees for religious and civic organizations over the years. Dr. Williams is in great demand for conducting leadership conferences, revivals, workshops, and speaking engagements across the country. His ministry has allowed him connections to Pakistan, India, Southern Africa, Mexico and Haiti. His goal is to continue to reach people around the globe and spread the good news of the Gospel. Throughout his ministry, Dr. John F. Williams has sown seeds in the hearts of many with his generosity.
Dr. Williams’ Ministry Highlights: Joyful Praise Church International via Satellite minster (Leadership Conference, Christian Education Session) in Kasur, Pakistan, 2021; Morris Brown College 131st.
Founder’s Day (Keynote Speaker) in Atlanta, GA 2012; National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. 132 nd . Annual Session (Dr. J.H. Jackson/Dr. C.A.W. Clarke Institute) Sermon in World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA 2012; National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. 131st . Annual Session (Moderator’s Division) Annual Sermon in (Orange County Convention Center) Orlando, FL 2011; Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration (Key Note Speaker) Miami, FL 2007; National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, NBC USA, Annual Sermon (Pyramid Center) Memphis TN 2004; Nebraska Jurisdictional Holy Convocation/1st . Baptist Pastor Lecturer/Instructor and 2nd. to deliver Annual Sermon (Bishop J.O. Ford State/Bishop G.E. Patterson Presiding Prelate) 2004; Famous Mt. Calvary Institute (traveled Cities in Mexico) Missionary Messages and Evangelistic/Revival Services (followed after Dr. Miles Monroe Evangelistic Team) 2002;
First Annual Prayer Breakfast Speaker (Alabama Democratic Convention) featured Speakers included Congressman Floyd Flakes of New York; President Bill Clinton and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot, Montgomery Civic Center, Montgomery, AL 1996; Vice Chairman (Evangelism Committee) Billy Graham Crusade, Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL 1991-1993
Dr. Williams has received numerous city, state, and national honors/awards for his social involvement, economic empowerment, educational enrichment and spiritual development. Just to name a few: Official Diplomat of (USFS-Licensure) Foreign and Domestic- Religious Ambassador 2019-Present; Life Time Achievement Award, President Donald J. Trump, (The White House) Washington, D. C. 2017; Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (Community Faith Collaborative Award) Nov.16, 2013; United States House of Representatives (Proclamation) Henry C. “Hank” Johnson-U.S. Congress, 4 th . District of GA-Declared Dr. John F. Williams’ Day August 25th. 2013; Outstanding Georgia Citizen (Proclamation) Secretary of State (Brian P. Kemp) Goodwill Ambassador from GA to other states and nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, Dec. 7, 2012; Atlanta City Council (Proclamation) August 24,
2011-Declared Dr. John F. Williams Day; Dekalb County Commissioners (Proclamation) August 24, 2011-Declared Dr. John F. Williams Day; 9th. Annual Purple Ball Gala-Outstanding Servant Leadership Community Award (Sandi Collins-Radio/TV Personality), Atlanta, GA; Appointed to Affirmative Action Committee-Former Governor Mike Johanns (Former Secretary of Agriculture/U.S. Senator-NE) May 20, 2004-Jan. 10, 2007; Appointed to Pandemic Flu Committee-Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman May 7,
2005-May 7, 2006; President (GLOC) Economic Development Center/Empowerment (1 st . owned and operated Community Mini-Mart Store by a church in Midwest (Bethel Baptist Church) Omaha, NE Jan. 1999-June 2006, The National Republican Congressional (Business Advisory Council) Leadership Award-Honorary Chairman, Washington, D.C. 2006; Dedicated Service Award (New Era Unified Convention &
Congress of Christian Education, NE) State Congress President 2000-2004; Outstanding leadership Award (Child & Family Development Corporation) 2003; Dedicated Service Award (Urban league Board of Directors, Omaha, NE) 2002-2003; Religious Achievement Award (Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL, Alumni Chapter-Morris Brown College-National Alumni Association) 1998; N.A.A.C.P. Service Award Columbus, GA) and Phenix City, AL N.A.A.C.P. and Community-Alphonso Johnson-President, Kweisi Mfume-National President/CEO, 1996. Dr. Williams is affiliated and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. John F. Williams is married to Lady Tinette L. Brinson Williams. They have three children; Marcus, La’Shyria, Willis (Tres) and 6 grandchildren.