Rev. Ronald E. Williams, Sr.
Pastor Williams is a native of Sarasota, Florida and the son of Frank and the late Catherine Williams. He is the father of three: Ronald Jr. Ashley and Aaron. He and his late twin brother, Donald are products of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as a very active member of the Young People's Division on the Local, Area, Conference and Episcopal levels of the AME Church before he acknowledged the call into the ministry. Reverend Williams is an Ordained Elder of the AME Church. He has been in the ministry for over thirty years. Prior to his assignment at New Bethel, Pastor Williams charges include Ivey Chapel (Nocatee, FL), Allen Chapel (Immokalee, FL), Mt. Zion (Hyde Park/Tampa, FL), Fountain Chapel (Tallahassee, FL), Allen Chapel (Pensacola, FL), Big Bethel (St. Petersburg, FL) and St. Luke (Tampa, FL). Reverend Williams attended Tallahassee Community College and has completed courses at Troy State University, The University of Phoenix, The Institute of Church Administration and Management and Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary. Reverend Williams has served as a former Chair of the Ministerial Efficiency Committee, Chairman of the West Florida Board of Examiners, Instructor, Conference Treasure and Trustee. He is currently a member of the Department of Christian Education, the Board of Directors of the 11th Episcopal District (AMEC) CDC, and the Board of Directors at the University of South Florida Wellness-At-Any-Age Program. Pastor Williams has received many awards for his outstanding leadership. However, he considers himself blessed to be one who has been called, Anointed and Appointed to preach the gospel of peace and bring tidings of good things.