Since she was a child growing up in rural Jamaica, Reverend Norma Williams’s desire has been to be the hand of God extended reaching in love to the oppressed. For over twenty five years, she has extended herself to the Lenox Road Baptist Church serving and leading in various capacities including: Sunday School Superintendent, Director of Vacation Bible School, Facilitator of New Members Discipleship Class, Chairperson of the Black History Committee, member of the Advisory Board, and a teacher at the Lenox Bible Institute. In 2004, the Lenox Road Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Kirkpatrick Cohall, licensed Minister Williams to Christian ministry, and in 2012, she was ordained as a reverend in collaboration with the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York.
Rev. Williams is a graduate of New York Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity [M.Div., 2004] and a Masters of Professional Studies [MPS, 2002]. She is also a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Masters of Arts in Secondary English Education. Rev. Williams currently works as a New York City Department of Education teacher and has over twenty-eight years of experience in education. She has worked as lead teacher, staff developer, mentor , and as a Teacher Center coach responsible for providing professional development for teachers. She presently teaches Humanities at KAPPAV, in Brooklyn, New York. Her passion for education has been recognized with several awards.
Rev Williams’ longs to see people committed to God. She believes that the Word of God should be made accessible to people and relevant to their lives. As a teacher and preacher of the Word, she seeks to motivate and engage people in the process of becoming all that God has created them to be as they take hold of the fact that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Rev. Williams is passionate about imparting the word of God, reaching those who are lost, and seeing lives turned around to acknowledge the reign and blessings of God on their lives.
To further equip her for serving in God’s vineyard, Rev. Williams is taking courses in Clinical Pastoral Education.
Rev. Williams is married to Rollin Williams and they have three beautiful daughters. Her family is very supportive of her Call.