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Meet Our Pastor

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Dr. J Lamar Williams

Pastor Jonathon Lamark Williams was born January 8, 1975, to Ms. Gwendolyn Williams and Mr. Frank Spears. He is a native of Hollandale, MS, where he was raised by his godparents, the late Walter and Sadie Wallace. He attended Simmons High School in Hollandale, MS. Pastor Williams received and accepted his call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1993 while ministering as a guest soloist at a revival at the Bear Marsh M. B. Church in Carrollton, MS. He labored in, and was groomed for ministry for eleven years before being called to pastor the Sunrise M. B. Church of Greenville, MS, where he served faithfully for five years. Although highly educated, Pastor Williams has a common touch with all people. From the White House to the poor house, Pastor Williams has a way reaching the masses.

Pastor Williams currently serves as Pastor of the Evergreen M. B. Church in Hollandale, MS. He is charged with proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging the church body to do so as well. He is also responsible for guiding the spiritual development of the congregation, for providing pastoral care in meeting the needs of the people in the church and community and for providing administrative leadership.

Pastor Williams is a business entrepreneur. Pastor Williams is a highly respected and much-loved individual in his community and state. He’s served on several boards such as the local Boy and Girls Club of Memphis, the City of Cordova Youth and Development Chambers, the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, etc. He’s an advocate for children and elderly people. He also created a youth mentoring program that teaches youth how to teach other youth with lower learning abilities.

Pastor Williams is married to Dr. Octavia Angelle Williams. They are the proud parents of one daughter, Nadja Rose Williams.

Pastor Williams's earnest desire is to continue utilizing both his servant leader’s heart and passion for communicating God’s inerrant Word through expository preaching and penetrating teaching. It is also his desire to continue shepherding and working with a team of laypersons and staff to develop effective ministries in the church and in the community.

Pastor Williams lives by this creed, “Life Is Meant to Be Lived”.