Rev. Dr. Clarence Williams, Jr. is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and graduated from Savannah State College with a B.S. degree in Dietetics and Institutional Management. His religious education includes studies at the Billy Graham School of Evangelism (Wheaton College) and Beeson Divinity School (Samford University). In 2004, he received an honorary Doctorate of Christian Music degree from the Great Commission School of Ministry and Seminary (Kansas City, Missouri) for his years of work in music as an organizer of the Georgia Mass Choir, a song writer and accompanist for the 1977 Grammy nominee Savannah Community Choir, and for his music ministry booklets used across the country. He is currently the pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Savannah and the former pastor of the First African Baptist Church in Claxton, Georgia and First Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church of Savannah. He was elected Moderator of the Berean Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. at the 112th Annual Session in October 2012.
He is the former Vice President of the GMBC of Georgia, Inc. 1st District Convention, the former Vice President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Music Auxiliary, the former Administrative Assistant for the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Labor Relations Department, and the former State Music Director of the GMBC of Georgia, Inc. He is also a former Chaplain for the Chatham County Sheriff Department. A certified instructor in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. Congress of Christian Education, Rev. Williams is active in the community serving on the Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority’s board of directors, Recovery Place Advisory Board, Community Relations Director for State Senator Lester G. Jackson, and a member of the Public Health Advisory Board at Georgia Southern University. He is currently the lead consultant and president of the Trigon Group.
He is married to Linda Williams, the father of seven children, and the grandfather of one.
Current as of May 5, 2015