Byron E. Williams, Sr. has been a Gospel Preacher for over fifty-five years. A native Texan, his call to the Ministry came at the tender age of nine, with his Pastoral Ministry beginning at fifteen years old. During his forty-nine year Pastoral tenure Reverend Williams has served seven congregations spanning the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New York.
Pastor Williams’ educational accomplishments include an Associate of Applied Science from Commonwealth Institute in Houston Texas, a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall Texas and a Master of Theological Studies from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa Oklahoma. While in seminary, he was listed in the National Dean’s List Registry for scholastic achievement during each of his academic years. He is listed in the American Biographical Institute’s International Directory of Distinguished Leadership in the field of Religion and Theology. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Theology from Christ Theological Seminary in Yonkers New York.
He currently serves as Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church of Troy New York, Chairman of the Moderator’s Division of the Empire Baptist Convention of New York and overseer of several mission churches in Jamaica and South Africa.
He is married to the former Monolesia Graves of Brenham, Texas, who is a Christian motivational speaker, musician, award-winning gospel singer and best-selling author. He is the father of seven children. Together he and Monolesia have one daughter, Blessing Elise.