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"Striving to be more like Christ through our Work, Witness & Ministry"
Our Pastor
Rev. Ronald E. Williams Sr.
Pastor
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.
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.
Leadership
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
Pastor
Rev. Jerome L. Demark
Resident Presiding Elder, Retired
Rev.Joanne Mitchell-Ector
Rev. Ronald E. Williams, Sr.
Rev. Benjamin Murray
Rev. Dr. Ida S. Andrews
Rev. D. Luther Bell
Retired
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