New Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church
"Striving to be more like Christ through our Work, Witness & Ministry"
Our Pastor
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
thirty-three 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.
Ministerial Staff
North Orlando District
Rev. Dr. Henry L. Postell, II
Presiding Elder
Sis. Beverly H. Postell
District Consultant
11th Episcopal District
Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr.
Presiding Prelate
Mrs. Connie Speights Richardson
Episcopal  Supervisor
Rev. Jerome L. Demark
Resident Presiding Elder, Retired
Rev.Joanne Mitchell-Ector
Rev. Benjamin Murray
Rev. Dr. Ida S. Andrews
Rev. D. Luther Bell
Leadership History AME