Born in Forrest City Arkansas September 30, 1949, to Theodore R. Williams Sr. and Luvern Williams. The second of three children and the only boy. 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. Married Lue B. Smith on April 21, 1974. Accepted call to the Gospel Ministry after many years of denial, in 1990 ordained September 1991. Married forty-one years blessed with two daughters, my wife transitioned to rest on August 30, 2015.
After Pastor P.L. Washington the organizing pastor of Faith Missionary Baptist Church was called to glory in 1996, I 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 wife's primary caregiver who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.
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 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. Currently serving as the facilitator of the Bachelor of Theology class at Anchor while pursuing a Master of Theology degree.
Favorite Bible verse,” I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1