Bio of Dr. Eddie F. Williams Jr.
Dr. Eddie F. Williams, Jr. was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on November 17, 1957, the son of the late Bro. Eddie F. Sr. & the late Mother Queenie Williams. He received Christ at a young age in Church of God in Christ Temple under the leadership of Bishop C.W. Johnson.
He was educated in the Jersey City Public Schools and continued his education at Saint Peter College where he received an Applied Associate Science & Bachelor’s Degree.
Dr. Eddie Williams' early religious training was under the leadership of the late Dr. Randolph D. Johnson at the Church of God in Christ Temple, Jersey City, New Jersey. He answered his call into the gospel ministry and in January 1983 became a licensed Minister. In November 1984 he was ordained as an Elder. He graduated from the Evangelical Bible Institute in General Studies and Leadership Training. On August 5, 1987 God elevated Elder Williams to become Pastor of Mount Zion Church of God in Christ, Jersey City, New Jersey. In May 1997, he received his Master of Divinity. He continued to further his theology education, and in May 1999, he received his Doctorate of Theology Degree.
Having held many positions in the Church of God in Christ, Dr. Eddie Williams has proven to be a faithful son of leadership capacity. He served as Sunday School Superintendent and President of the Evangelist Department in the New Garden State Jurisdiction under the leadership of the late Bishop Chandler D. Owens. He has also served as the Administrative Assistant, District Superintendent of the Headquarters District, Chairman of the Program Committee and Chief Adjutant under the leadership of the late Overseer Nathaniel L. Screven of the Evangelical Fellowship Church of God in Christ Inc., in addition to working tirelessly on many other committees.
He served as a Superintendent of the Unity District, a member of the Executive Board, and an Adjutant under the leadership of Bishop Norman L. Prescott, Emeritist of the New Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of New Jersey. He serves as a National Adjutant, National Security Task Force, and National Evangelist for the Church of God in Christ Worldwide. Dr. Williams also serves as a Chaplain in the United Chaplain International Worldwide Outreach.
He developed a Feeding Program, Clothing Give-Away, Summer Vacation Bible School, and Hospital & Nursing Ministry in Mount Zion.
Dr. Eddie Williams heard the voice of God saying, "go into my vineyard and work." Truly, he has done just that - knowing that no good thing will be withheld from him as he walks upright before God. The Lord blessed Dr. Williams to be appointed as Intrim Pastor on May 27, 2011 and Pastor of Church of God in Christ Temple in Jersey City, N.J., in December of 2011. Dr. Williams formed the COGIC Temple Community Outreach Team. Our first event was a Health Fair which was a success.
He was elevated as Administrative Assistant in Protocol & Security under the leadership of the newly appointed Bishop Kevin E. Knight of the New Jersey Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. He served as Superintendent of Dr. Randolph R. D. Johnson Memorial District (formerly known as the Unity District). He was recently appointed Overseer of the Northwest 2 Region in the National Adjutancy in the National COGIC Worldwide. He is currently Dean and Chancellor of the COGIC Temple Midwest College of Theology in Jersey City, N.J.
The Lord led Dr. Eddie Williams back to New York to join the Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Eastern New York Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Rothel Highsmith. He is the District Superintendent of New Beginnings District. Also Executive Assistant & Administrative Assistant to Jurisdictional Bishop Rothel Highsmith.
Dr. Eddie F. Williams has been married to the lovely Margaret A. Watson of Baltimore, MD. since 1980. From their joyous union they were blessed with five sons: Avery, Dameon, Sr., Kendell (Arlishia), Eddie III, Frederick, and one daughter Natania, and grandfather of 11 grandchildren.