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Pastor Vance Williams
He was born in New York, New York. In 1968, Pastor Williams relocated to Highland Park, Michigan. He Attended Highland Park H.S. to complete and earn his high school diploma and also attending Highland Park College earning an academic (A.A.) degree and Respiratory Therapy Degrees. He retired as a Respiratory therapist after 42 years of service.
Pastor Williams accepted Christ at the age of 12, at the Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Brooklyn New York and was baptized on May 4, 1962 by Pastor Gardner Taylor D.D. In his youth his training was evidenced by his servant attitude and responsible spirit. Pastor Sandy Ray D.D. lived next door and frequently entrusted young visiting youth to his care while their parents met during the 1960’s.
He married Lue D. House on April 22,1983 at Pilgrim Travelers MBC, Detroit Michigan, Pastor Charlie Knighten. They have 3 children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren (2017).
During his time at Pilgrim Travelers Missionary Baptist Church, he received a call to the preaching ministry. In 1984 he was licensed and entered training by Pastor Knighten, The Purchase of a new home relocated the family a considerable distance from the church. With prayer and counseling our memberships were moved by letter to Elyton MBC, Detroit, Michigan Pastor John D. Kelly. Pastor Williams became involved in youth ministry and wrote and taught a module on The Articles of Faith for two years in the Michigan District Of BM&E State Convention. He also pursued certification in the COPP School of the Sunday School Publishing Board, NBC Inc. and currently holds the Phase 1 certification. Pastor Williams was called to mission work in Educational support to The Bahamas for nine years with The Late Dr. Grace Cobb. (Christian United Friends Abroad). God made way for Pastor Williams as a Respiratory Therapist to mission to Ethiopia, Africa and India where it was immediately apparent that his love for the people of God and Health related teachings were merged.