Elder James E. Williams was born and raised in the Church of God by Faith, High Springs, FL., by his parents, Superintendent Dr. James and Mother Cora Williams, ofthe Gainesville District. He was saved at the age of 16, in Alachua, Florida. He graduated from High School in 1966 and enlisted in the US Army for three years. He is a Vietnam veteran.

On December 26, 1968, he and Sister Lillie P. were married and lived in High Springs Florida until relocating to Tampa, Florida to further his education in January1970. On January 8, 1970, Elder Williams and his wife became members of Little Rock Church of God By Faith, under the leadership of the late Dr. Elder Robert L. Evans.

Elder Albert Landers Jr. was appointed pastor of Little Rock Church of God By Faith, December 1970. Pastor Williams served under his leadership as chairman deacon.He was recommended by the late? Elder C.M. Fogle, District Elder, South Florida District, to serve on the National Finance Board. In December 1975, he was appointed to the Board of National Deacons and the National Finance Board until accepting his call to the ministry in 1991.

Elder Williams was called into the ministry in July 1991, and served as Associate Minister of Little Rock COGBF for six years. In 1997, after demonstrating leadership abilities with a promising vision, he was appointed as pastor of the COGBF, Fort Myers, Florida. As we so often say "God will not put more on us than we can bear". In December 1998, Pastor Williams was appointed to pastor Fort Myers and Plant City Church of God by Faith. He served in this capacity for one year. In December 1999, he was relieved of his appointment at Plant City and remained the full-time pastor of New Life Church of God By Faith, Fort Myers, Florida. He served with a profound vision for the church, during his ten years as pastor.

Through Pastor Williams' obedience to God's voice and his word, his teachings have enabled many to experience salvation, healing and deliverance.

In December 2007, the Executive Council of the Churches of God by Faith appointed Pastor Williams to the Church of God By Faith, Tampa, Florida and to be the assistant Superintendent of the Tampa Westcoast District. After the passing of the late Dr. Albert Landers Jr. in 2008, Elder Williams was appointed as the Superintendent of the Tampa Westcoast District by the Executive Council. On December 20, 2014, he was elected Ruling Elder of The Churches of God by Faith. Pastor Williams has a progressive vision for the local church as well as the district. He believes in the power of prayer, and submitting always to the guiding of the Holy-Spirit. He also believes that where there is unity, there is strength.


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