Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ, because He gives me strength."

I love you Lord

   Rev. Willmers Williams

Rev. Willmars L. Williams has been in the pastoral ministry for seventeen years.  Walton Grove is her fourth appointment in the Virginia Conference.  Her first appointment was at St. Mary in Courtland, Virginia where she served for two years before a new appointment to St. Mark in Suffolk, Virginia where she served for six years and three months.  Later, she accepted reappointment back to her home district where she served the Wesley Union AME Zion Church in Norfolk, Virginia for seven years.  Rev. Williams is a servant leader who helps heal people from brokenness.  In each church she has served, not only did she bring her gifts and graces as a social worker, she also began the physical process of refurbishing each building.  She takes her responsibility as preacher, teacher, and restorer very seriously.  She is a woman who strives for excellence and teaches the importance of integrity in the life of the church.

Rev. Williams brings her experience of working with a diverse population to the church.  As a social worker with more than eighteen years of experience in the field of domestic violence, she retired from the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) of South Hampton Roads in December 2012.  Although she served in many capacities, she retired in the position of Assistant Program Director.  Rev. Williams started her career as an Intern for YWCA and as she continued her career journey, she held other positions that included Case Management for women that were victims of domestic violence, Shelter Services Coordinator, and Operations Manager.  

Rev. Williams worked closely with Gethsemane Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia to develop "The First Ladies Advocacy Program" a training for first ladies to become advocates for victims of domestic violence based on scripture for the faith community.  She developed and implemented training on domestic violence for men and the military.  She provided preaching and teaching in churches on domestic violence.  She served on the Board of Commissioners as the first Resident Commissioner for Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority, working on behalf of residence and the Housing Authority.

Rev. Williams loves God and His people more than anything.  It is her desire to see His people reach their greatest potential in the Kingdom.  Her greatest desire is to see Him face-to-face in all of His glory.  Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.  Her favorite song is I love You Lord.

In each church she has served, not only did she bring her gifts and graces as a social worker, she also began the physical process of refurbishing each building.

A woman who strives for excellence and teaches the importance of integrity in the life of the church.

.Rev. Williams worked closely with Gethsemane Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia to develop "The First Ladies Advocacy Program" a training for first ladies to become advocates for victims of domestic violence based on scripture for the faith community. 

Rev. Williams loves God and His people more than anything. It is her desire to see His people reach their greatest potential in the Kingdom.

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