PASTOR LAVISHA WILLIAMS, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is an ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church.

Within the context of the CME Church, she has served in several administrative capacities under the leadership of several Bishops. She just recently served on the Ministerial Examination Committee for the Carolina Region and was the Carolina Region’s Liaison to the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty, in the 7th Episcopal District. Currently, she serves on the Committee for Ministerial Examination for the South Columbus-Cordele District of the West Georgia Region.

Within the North Carolina community, she sat on the Governing Board for the North Carolina Council of Churches; she was a local member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP; the Chaplain for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and a member of AAMLC – the African American Ministers Leadership Council.

Academically, she is a Doctoral student at Duke University’s School of Divinity, Durham, North Carolina, pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. She received her Masters of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois; and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.  

A Certified Child Evangelist since 1991, Pastor Williams is a sought after speaker, workshop, seminar and conference facilitator, who travels throughout the United States and across denominational lines preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.