Deacon/Trustee Roy Sneed
Pastor Carolyn Sneed,
Assistant to Pastor
Deacons & Trustees
APOSTLE WILBERT LEE WILLIAMS
Apostle Wilbert L. Williams, Founder/Senior Pastor
Pastor Carolyn Sneed, Asst. to Senior Pastor
Pastor Timothy Coefield, Men's Ministry
Pastor Kathleen Coefield, Women's Ministry
Deacon Roy Sneed, Deacon/Trustee Ministry
Deacon Howard Hill, Deacon Ministry
Pastor Kathy Coefield
Apostle Wilbert Lee Williams is a man with a passion to fulfill the great commission and full purpose for which he was created. Before hearing the call to be of service of God, Apostle Williams entered the military in service of his country in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964. It was in 1968 while serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Director of the Baptist Training Union at the Matthews Memorial Baptist Church that he was called by God to the gospel ministry of Jesus Christ. But rather than heed the call he continued on his career path. He served in the USDA as Assistant County Supervisor, Farmers Home Administration, and The United Planning Organization as Director, Metropolitan Citizens Advisory Council. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Howard University School of Law in 1971. Upon graduation from Law School he served in the USDA Office of Equal Opportunity.
Finally, tired of running, he submitted to the call in 1981, was licensed and ordained to preach at the newly formed Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, and later served as Assistant Pastor. In 1987 Apostle Williams returned to Howard University, this time to the School of Divinity, and received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in 1990.
In 1988, Apostle Williams founded and pastored The First New Horizon Baptist Church (TFNHBC). Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit he has led The First New Horizon Baptist Church from meeting temporarily in a school, to a 3,625 square foot first phase sanctuary on a nine plus acre tract of land. Along with serving as founding pastor of The First New Horizon Baptist Church he served, and continues to serve, as Faith Fellowship Ministry Overseer for African Ministry, Founder and CEO of The First New Horizon Community Development Corporation. He was consecrated to the Office of Bishop and Overseer for Africa by Faith Fellowship Ministries International on July 5, 2003, and as Apostle in Paynesville, Liberia in 2006.
He has served as a volunteer in various civic capacities: the Mayor’s Health Task Force; D.C. Reinvestment Commission, ANC Commissioner; Board member, Neighborhood Legal services; Volunteer Chaplain for the Prince George’s County Correction Center; Area Governor for Toastmaster’s; Financial Counselor for Prince George’s County Cooperative Extension Service; Member of Prince George’s County Commission on Aging; and others.
Among the many honors bestowed upon Apostle Williams includes, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Faith Christian University and Schools (2001); the USDA Agricultural Award for Excellence (Team Leader, Civil Rights Compliance Review); Listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans (1975-76) and; Achievement Award from the First Annual National Advisory Committee of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (1968).
Apostle Wilbert Lee Williams continues serving preaching, teaching, and striving to live to the glory of God.
Pastor Timothy Coefield Sr.
Deacon Howard Hill