Born in Forrest City Arkansas September 30, 1949, to Theodore R. Williams Sr. and Luvern Williams. The second of three children and the only male. The family moved to St. Louis in the early fifties. Graduated from Soldan High School in May 1969 enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1969. Served four years, honorably discharged December 1973 with the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer, E5. Married Lue B. Smith on April 21, 1974. Ordained a deacon of Faith M. B. Church in 1984 and accepted call to the Gospel Ministry after many years of denial, in 1991 and ordained September 29, 1991. Married forty-one years blessed with two daughters.
After Pastor P.L. Washington the organizing pastor of Faith Missionary Baptist Church was called to glory in 1996, was elected the 2nd pastor of Faith. Served eight years as the President of the Congress of Christian Education of the Union Missionary Baptist District Association. Served as Faith-Based Initiative Coordinator for the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, until resigned from this position and retired from the job of thirty-three years as Human Resource Director and General Affairs Manager to be his wife's primary caregiver who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, she transitioned to rest on Sunday August 30, 2015.
Elected Moderator of the Union Missionary Baptist District Association in September of 2015. Received an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity from Anchor Theological Seminary, presented by Executive Vice President of the school, Rev. Dr. Rodney J. Howlett Sr. during the church’s fiftieth-anniversary service on November 6, 2016. Appointed the position of Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Pastoral Theology in March 2017 of Anchor Theological Seminary by Dr. Rodney J. Howlett Sr. Graduated Suma Cumme Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Anchor Theological Seminary June 2, 2018. Served as the facilitator of the Bachelor of Theology class at Anchor for the 2020 class. Graduated Suma Cumme Laude with a Master of Theology degree from Anchor Theological Seminaty on August 1, 2020, and is pursuing a Doctor of Theology Degree from the Rodney J. Howlett Extension of Anchor Theological Seminary. In December 2022 was appointed Adjunct Professor of the Master's program. of the Rodney J.Howlett Extension of Anchor Theological Seminary.
Favorite Bible verse,” I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1