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Pastor Melody Williams hails from the Southern Region of the state of New Jersey. She acquiesced her life to Christ at the tender age of seven and was baptized by her father, The Late Rev. Dr. Ernest Council Sr. Early in life, she garnished exemplary leadership skills, held elected positions throughout her secular education and she pursued higher education as a biology and psychology major…all for the “Master's” use.
In 1991, she joined Bethany Baptist Church of Somerdale, NJ, under the leadership of Bishop David. G. Evans. It was there that the Lord nurtured the seeds of ministry planted in her life. Her abilities, gifts and calling were tested, tried and developed in youth counseling, women’s ministry, conference coordinating, choral direction and as coordinator of the singles' ministry. Bishop David G. Evans affirmed her true calling and her burden for the “spiritually wounded”. On December 17, 1995, Pastor Williams was officially licensed to preach the oracles of God. She continued her theological studies through Bethany’s Ministers-In-Training Program. Her dedication and diligence would yield bountiful blessings. On May 17, 1998, Bishop Evans and the Abundant Harvest Fellowship proudly ordained her.
Pastor Williams is a much sought after worship leader, teacher and preacher facilitating in area-wide symposiums, retreats and some of the most prestigious churches in the New England vicinity. Her unique style of preaching and teaching invites her audience to experience God in a new way through revelation. Pastor Williams enjoys Life Coaching and hosting her Empowerment sessions called "Inspire Me" which focuses on developing a greater you for God's Glory. Pastor Williams is the President of the Christian Resource Group at the Philadelphia International Airport where she leads a bi-weekly Sunday service, a weekly bible study and a Wednesday evening prayer call. She is the Founder and Pastor of Shades of Worship International, a multicultural Church that endeavors to bridge the racial and cultural lines of divisions by embracing and encouraging diversity in worship.
Pastor Williams is happily married to Pastor Michael Williams and together they parent two beautiful children, Knea and Caleb. Her life verse is Psalms 8:1-