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Meet Our Pastor

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Meet Dr. Jerry M. Williams

Dr. Jerry M. Williams is the founder and senior pastor of Agape Word Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He is an Apostolic Father who 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, he served as president of Sonship Bible College for twenty-three years, and he 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 forty-nine years, he has been a local church entrepreneur and has served as senior pastor of four churches in three states; preached as a missionary in various countries in Africa, Europe, and Panama; hosted daily radio and weekly television programs, podcasts, and blogs; and has helped establish and plant other churches. He has also trained and sent out numerous ministries into fruitful works.


He is also a retired North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator approved to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court civil actions. Jerry also served as president and chief executive officer of Mediation Resolutions, LLC. His mediation practice and interests included civil law actions, church and ministry disputes, family, business, consumer, employment and intra-organization disputes. He was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section.


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, a Juris Doctor degree at William Howard Taft University’s Taft Law School in Santa Ana, California.


Dr. Williams resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his lovely wife Joyce. They have five children: Jason, Jerrae, Jenelle, Jereel, and Jeremiah.

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