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Bishop Gerald A. Williams, Jr. 

Bishop Williams is an electrifying preacher, dynamic teacher, strong advocate of outreach ministry and involvement. Dr. Williams commenced his preaching in 1998. Previously he served as the Senior Pastor of New Mount Zion Church. He has also served faithfully as the Executive Pastor of Union Ca​thedral in Valdosta, GA.. He is founder of Adullam Christian Fellowship, Inc., which is an outreach ministry focusing returning citizens, their families, and victims of crime by facilitating needed healing from the destructive effects of crime and incarceration. Currently he serves as the Senior Pastor of Serenity Church of Valdosta. He is a member of The Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops. ACFOC serves as a blueprint and guideline to some of the growing extended ministries under Bishop Williams vision, covering, and direction. Together these ministries are referred to as The Slum Priest Nation.


A native of Jacksonville, Bishop Williams received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Legal Studies from Valdosta State University. Additionally he received a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Higher Educational Leadership. He went on to earn a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University and a Doctor of Philosophy from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He is also an author of a book called, "Getting Past Your Saul: Surviving in the Second Chair."


Bishop Williams has traveled all over the United States conducting leadership, change management, strategic planning, conflict management, organizational development, and team building training's for Colleges, Universities, and Churches. He is certified by the Center for Applications of Psychological Type to help individuals in understanding their personality and how it affects their leadership, relationships, and spiritual growth. He is also a certified church growth consultant with The Society of Church Consultants. Furthermore, he also holds certifications in Six Sigma, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and Episcopacy and Leadership. 


Bishop Williams has been a leader in higher education serving as a faculty member and university administrator for almost 20 years. His academic achievements and leadership have been recognized by both secular and ecclesiastical organizations such as Omicron-Psi Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, and Order of Omega Honor Society. He is also listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Furthermore, he is a 2012 Alumnus of the American Association of Community Colleges Future Presidents Institute. He serves as the Chairperson of the Cook County Democratic Party, First Vice President of Valdosta Area Ministerial Alliance, and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.


Bishop Williams is married to the lovely Dr. Joi Williams, the keeper of his flame for 11 years. They are the proud parents of Ashli and Ashton Williams.​