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Dr. Gary Williams


Gary A. Williams is the sixth son of the late Albert J. Williams, Sr. & Vernell Davis Williams. For the last thirty (30) years, Reverend Dr. Gary A. Williams has served as pastor at large and small churches and has preached in pulpits across the United States, Canada and Mexico. He has appeared on television and radio. Gary is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and has the following educational credentials: Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication/Black Studies from Wayne State University; a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.  He has also studied at Garret Evangelical Seminary and is a graduate of Harvard summer leadership Institute. He is a former Elder in full connection with the United Methodist Church.

He served on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, The United Methodist Union and the Commission On Religion and Race.  He enjoys reading, teaching, preaching, writing and rehabilitating houses. He is a strong administrator and leader who passionately pursue educating and making disciples for Jesus Christ. He believes strongly in the spiritual principles of prayer and meditation. His daily mantra is: “I am love, peace, joy, gentle, faithful, good, kind, self-controlled and patience.”

He has been married over twenty-three (32) years, to the former Greta D. Johnson.  They have intentionally spent the last eight (17) years building a successful, loving, and happy relationship.  Gary A. and Greta consider themselves to be High Achievers, who are Down to Earth, Loving, Kind-hearted, Generous, Giving, Trusting, and Loyal. They value friendships and relationships. They love to think and act “Outside of the Box.”  They are consciously working on their “ONEness.”


Gary began his professional career as an Exploring Executive in Detroit, MI.  He left to pursue business opportunities, accepted the call to ministry, served and semi-retired from Parish Ministry. He returned to Scouting in November of 2014.  He hit the ground contributing to membership growth and continues to do so with conviction, compassion, credibility, creativity and credence. He currently serves as Sales Director at the Great Lakes Field Service council.


Reverend Dr. Gary A. Williams and Greta are the parents of three (3) Adult sons, Michael, Gary II and Malcolm.

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