We are holding in-person services! Masks are required and temperatures will be taken at the door. 

Dr. Carlos D. Williams, Senior Pastor

Dr. Williams, a native of Shelby County, Alabama, serves as the Senior Pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church.

Dr. Williams attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from the Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Faith International University and Seminary in Tacoma, WA.

Pastor Williams enrolled as a Doctoral Student at Virginia University of Lynchburg, Virginia (HBCU) in 2018 and completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2021. Pastor Williams’ dissertation was “Equipping Informally Trained Christian Educators with the Principles of Biblical Exposition.”

Dr. Williams is married to the former Joannie Dionne Holiday and they have two sons.