Bishop Godfrey Williams
Godfrey Randolph Williams is a native of Fortune Hills, San Salvador. He is the proud father of six and also a grandfather. He is married to the lovely Minister Iris Williams.
On January 30, 1983, he assumed the leadership of St. John’s Native Baptist Church, in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Throughout the 80s, hundreds packed the 500 seat facility located on Coral Road. Most Sundays, latecomers were faced with not having a seat. In 1991 during a recession, God gave Pastor Williams a vision to rise up and build the first Cathedral on the island of Grand Bahama.
Although there were many trials during the building process, on November 10, 1998, thousands from around the world witnessed the dedication of St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral, which has the capacity to hold 2,500 people.
Under his leadership the church has implemented several social programs that cater to the poor, orphans and widows. In 2000 Bishop Williams spearheaded the largest outreach project ever in the Bahamas. Through this project, he was able to sow dry goods, meats, shoes and clothing into the community.
In 2002 he began negotiations to purchase one of the top academic schools in the nation. About one year later he was the owner of that institution now renamed, Sunland Baptist Academy.
Bishop Williams holds a BSc. In Christian Counseling and an honorary Doctorate in Divinity and has studied theology at Virginia Union University. He presently serves as Regional Bishop and in 2011 was appointed Ambassador to the Hispanic American Association.
30 plus years later, Bishop Williams continues to invest into the lives of people. He has shown this through his impeccable character and unwavering commitment to God and to the people God has entrusted into his care.