Dr Williams is the 25th pastor at First Baptist church In Harrisonubrg, VA. Rev Clarence E Williams was born in Front Royal, VA on September 10th, 1944 and married to Rev Linda V. Allen on December 15th, 1963. He is the father of three children, Michael Shawn Williams residing in Woodbridge, Virginia, a daughter Valeria Archelle Williams of Denver, Colorado, one son deceased(Rodney Sheldon Williams) and two grandchildren.

A true vessel of the Lord, Dr Williams was the pastor of Macedonia Community Baptist Church in Woodford, VA. He is a pastor that works hard within the ministry that encompasses preaching, teaching, witnessing, worshipping, praying, singing, evangelizing, with special emphasis on the biblical structure and importance of the family, youth, discipleship, stewardship, social concerns, outreach, church growth and service to others. To exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, preach and teach the Bible, equip the saints for ministry, promote the missions both domestic and foreign, and win the lost.

He was saved at the age of 11 in Front Royal. He has attended El Paso Community College, Colorado Christian University World Religion & Bible Studies, Gradate Studies (Denver Seminary & University of Maryland), Central Texas College (Professional Counselor), and Child Development Seminars, American Institute of Holistic Theology (graduate-Doctor of Divinity). He is currently University of Phoenix (Bachelor of Information Technology).

He is a teacher and Staff Member of the Alpha Bible College, Baltimore, MD, He served 23 ˝ years in the U S Army (retired First Sergeant) 1972-1993.He was honored by receiving the Bronze Star Medal after the First Persian gulf Crisis. He is presently an Administration and Personnel Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security.

“As a Pastor, I am comfortable in both traditional and contemporary worship services, but enjoy a blended style, which holds to honoring the Glory of God in the sanctuary, believing that one goes to church to worship not to be entertained. I am license and Ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention and steadfast on the teachings of the Bible. I believe in the efforts of supporting the Baptist General Convention and our state conventions, and in fulfilling “The Great Commission.” I firmly believe that Jesus is our shepherd and a pastor is only the Under-Shepherd who guides the flock through wicked dangers, and loves each member of the flock as one of his own family. I firmly believe in visitation/outreach program, not only for the pastor but other leaders of the church.

With the help of almighty God, and a Loving wife, my service for Christ to mankind is real because we have weathered the storms. God is now ready for us to move a step further to spread the Gospel, heal the sick, deliver the backslider, feed the poor, and find those that are suffering and in need of a savior. I believe a pastorate is an appointed calling on your life, not a place of employment, because God will bless those in his service if we just use the seed he has planted in us. Let us be about our Father’s business.”