Bishop Dr. J. L. Williams
About Our Bishop
Bishop Dr. J. L. Williams accepted Christ as his personal Savior in May 1974, under the leadership of Bishop Robert H. Hillman. After being converted, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost, he served in the office of deacon, president of the Usher Board, Sunday School teacher, choir member and Sunday School Superintendent.
His first sermon, titled "What a Man" (Text: Mark 4:35-39) was preached on June 4, 1975, on a Wednesday night. The hearts of God's people were encouraged. In August 1982, the late Bishop Dan H. Hayes appointed Elder J. L. Williams pastor of Saint Andrews United Church of God, Inc. Through dedication and consecration, this young spiritual leader built Holy Tabernacle (Holy T), United Church of God, Inc.
Because of Bishop Williams' leadership ability, faithfulness, loyalty and dedication to the service of the Lord and the Church, he was elected by the people as the Second Vice Bishop of the United Church of God on July 8, 1989. As of August 2000, under the guidance and leadership of the Holy Ghost, Bishop Williams created a new movement, the United Church of God, Florida.
Bishop is the second of (13) children, the husband of a beautiful woman of God, National Mother Mary L. Williams, and the father of three (3) biological children: Garey, LaTonya and Johnny, Jr.
Continue to pray for General Overseer, Bishop Johnny L. Williams.
In Honor of Our First Lady
National Mother Mary L. Williams, a priceless jewel, more precious than silver or gold. She was an anointed vessel of God who touched the lives of men, women, children.
A woman of much wisdom, integrity, and strength, she was a great counselor, intercessor, and true example of a moderate, yet beautiful woman of God. We say with an understanding that she "abided in Christ" and "Christ abided in her" by the example she portrayed.
We honor God with words of thanks for having had a unique and special woman of God in our presence. We had an immeasurable blessing from God for having placed a woman of such great character to lead and direct the women in the way we should live.
We give thanks to Bishop J. L. Williams for sharing her with us; for we are truly blessed to have had such a precious jewel.
You are truly missed,