Dr. Jerry M. Williams is founder and senior pastor of Agape Word Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has an apostolic ministry that proclaims a life-changing message of unconditional love and acceptance, reconciliation, and restoration. He also has a track record for training and equipping believers for the work of the ministry.
Dr. Williams is the founding father of International Covenant Connection, a relational network connecting ministries in covenant. In addition to pastoring and serving as president of Sonship Bible College, Jerry also serves the Body of Christ as a teacher, conference speaker, and consultant to churches in areas of ministry management and leadership development.
Over the last Thirty-eight years, he has served as senior pastor of four churches in three states; preached in Africa, Europe, and Panama; hosted daily radio and weekly television programs; and, has helped established other churches. He has also trained and sent out other ministries into fruitful works.
He is also a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator approved to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court civil actions. Jerry is president and chief executive officer of Mediation Resolutions, LLC. His mediation practice and interests include civil law actions, church and ministry disputes, family, business, consumer, employment and intra-organization disputes.
Dr. Williams was called to the Gospel ministry in 1974 and has been licensed and ordained by Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, and Full Gospel churches. He graduated from West Liberty State College, West Liberty, West Virginia, with a B.A. in Psychology; he attended the University of Minnesota Law School for two years prior to enrolling in seminary, where he earned a Master of Sacred Literature and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, and a Juris Doctor Degree from William Howard Taft University’s Taft Law School in Santa Ana, California.
Jerry resides in Raleigh with his lovely wife Joyce. They have five children: Jason, Jerrae, Jenelle, Jereel, and Jeremiah.