Announcing the new Pastor of 2Cities Church!
We are exceedingly joyful to announce that the members of 2Cities have voted to call Rev. James Williams to be our new pastor, and the presbytery has approved his call! The churchwide vote confirmed the unanimous recommendation of the Pulpit Search Committee.
James Williams is originally from Clarksdale, MS, and he has been in ministry since 1979. He and his wife Barbara have been married for 32 years, with a deep love for each other. They have five children: Collette, Christopher, Cacey, Courtney, and Caylund. James and Barbara are young in spirit and recently became empty nesters.
James received his Bachelors in Mathematics from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS, and he received his Master of Divinity degree in 1993 from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He became an ordained PCA minister in 1994 and has served as a pastor or associate pastor of four PCA churches since then. Most notably, James planted New Life Presbyterian Church in Florissant, Missouri, where he pastored from 1995 to 2009. James has the spritual gift of evangelism, with a strong burden, passion, and boldness for personally sharing the Gospel. His love for Jesus, strong personal relationship with God, and unique blend of ministry skills make him an ideal match for 2Cities. The same can be said about his wonderful wife Barbara!
In addition to serving as a PCA pastor for decades, James has been involved in international missions and Campus Crusade for Christ (at both Morehouse College and Jackson State University), and he was a prison chaplain for six years. James has a passion for "finishing well to the Glory of God." James and Barbara love 2Cities' specific mission and vision: We exist to EXTEND the kingdom of God in downtown Montgomery and CREATE a worshipping community that will DECLARE and DEMONSTRATE the love of Christ in word and deed.
James' first Sunday preaching at 2Cities will be November 5, 2017, and his installation service will be on November 19, 2017 at 6pm. You are invited to join us for this celebration of God's grace and faithfulness!
For God's Glory,
2Cities Pulpit Search Committee
Sean Miller (chair)
Kevin Blake (vice-chair)
Megan Kirkpatrick (secretary)