Pastor Vince Williams, Jennifer, Jason, David, Sarah, Benjamin, Joshua, Adam & Jack!.  Bro. Williams

is a NY native Born in Norwich, NY.  He attended High School in Hawthorne, Florida.  His wife Jennifer

is from LA.  She attended Christian School in Jennings, LA.  Jason was born in Jacksonville, FL, David

in Gulfport, MS, Sarah in Ocean Springs (Home Birth), MS, Benjamin in Earlville, NY (Home Birth),  Joshua in Watertown, NY, Adam born in Watertown, and Jack born in Canada (He really does think

he is part of the family).   We love the ministry, and we love helping people.  Just like every one

in the ministry ought to be, we are people persons!


PASTOR’S TESTIMONY

From my birth in 1962 in Norwich, NY,  to 1974 I grew up on a farm in upstate New York.

Most of that time was spent on a dairy farm just outside of Sherburne, New York.

For a few years I was a Bus Kid on a bus that was a ministry of Bible Baptist Church,

an independent work in Norwich, NY. As a result of this witness I received

the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour on July 22, 1970.

Due to a drop in dairy prices my parents sold the farm and bought a fish camp in Earleton, FL

(just East of Gainesville). By this time our parents had stopped sending us to church,

and not even one person invited me to their church while I lived in Earleton.

     At the age of 18 I joined the U.S. Air Force and ended up at Keesler AFB for the training in my electronics career field (6 months). It was this year that I finally realized relationship was not enough and started to seek fellowship with my Heavenly Father. After the training was completed I received orders to Torrejon Air Base (now closed) just outside of Madrid, Spain. It was at Torrejon,

Due to a faithful witness from Torrejon Baptist Church, that my spiritual growth really blossomed.

I was called into full-time service while in Spain. During this time I was still a very shy country boy.

I knew I needed to be a soul-winner, but I just could not bring myself to talk to people about my Heavenly Father. Realizing how important this was, I got down on my knees and begged God to give

me the strength to witness for Him. Two weeks later God answered my prayer in the way of new

orders which cut my tour 6 months short to go back to Keesler AFB to become a Technical

Training Instructor. I had to go through teaching school and God delivered me from the shyness!

     The next four years was a time of tremendous spiritual growth as I learned to be a soul-winner, Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Church Preacher, Nursing Home Preacher, Bus Captain, Bus Director & a very strong believer in the work of and under the Local New Testament Independent Baptist Church. It was during this time (1983-1987) that God burdened my heart for the military ministry

(Luke 22:32, But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:

and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.).

     After my USAF enlistment was up I enrolled in a Baptist College in Florida. It was there that I met and married the wonderful Jennifer Abshire. Jennifer grew up at Calvary Baptist Church in Jennings, LA, under then Pastor Dr. Bob Sensat. During this time I also handled the Children’s Church, Teen class, and worked on a bus route of Freedom Baptist Church in Keystone Heights, FL. I graduated in ’92

and to make a long story short, we went to New York in the Church Planting and Military Ministry.

My wife and I have been graciously allowed to be used of God to lead an average of 90 folks to our Lord during the last 19 years (92-2011). We have worked in the fair ministry and have been used of God

to draw many more times that in the net for other workers to deal with (I am not shy anymore!).

During the 20 years in the military mininstry we saw at least 19 military men (that we are aware of) called to the ministry out of the ministry God had given us at Keesler AFB & Fort Drum Army Post,

and we praise the Lord for that.  As of February 2012, we accepted the call to pastor Temple Baptist Church in Norwich NY, the city in which I was born.  This is a dream come to reality!

(Luke 22:32, But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:

and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.)