RESUME - Jonathan Williams

Post Date  9/21/2012

Email   PastorJonWilliams@gmail.com

Desired Position
  1. Senior Pastor
  2. Associate Pastor - Other

Objective

Pastor.  Serve the Lord by preaching, discipling, and encouraging His disciples in Biblical truths, and as a result see souls won to Christ and discipled in His grace so they too can share their faith and grow to glorify Christ!

Bio

Pastor Jonathan Williams is a graduate of both Moody Bible Institute (1994), with a BA in International Ministries, and The Master’s Seminary (1998), where he completed a Masters of Divinity.  He served a three year pastoral residency program and was ordained at Byron Center Bible Church (1998-2001) in the Grand Rapids area.  He also served as an Associate Pastor at Trinity Bible Church (2001-2005) in Gilroy, CA, before serving as senior pastor at Huggard Bible Church, in Michigan (2005-2012).  He is currently Interim Preacher at Crossway Bible Church in Frazier Park, CA.  He has been a member of the IFCA International since 1998.

 

Pastor Williams has been given the opportunity to preach, teach, and evangelize in Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, France, Germany, Guatemala, England, Netherlands, and Scotland.

 

Pastor Williams and his wife of 16 years, Kristin, are blessed with three wonderful children Sarah, Naomi, and Caleb.  He enjoys woodworking, fishing, camping, traveling, reading and spending time with his family. 

Education

1994-1998            The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California

 1990-1994                        Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Ministry Experience

 

2013                      Crossway Bible Church                                      Frazier Park, California

Interim Preacher

 

2005-2012       Huggard Bible Church                     Sand Lake, Michigan

Pastor

Responsibilities included:

·          Faithfully preached expositionally through the Word of God to the glory of our Master and  Lord, Jesus Christ

·           Shepherded the flock according to the principles of Scripture

·           Oversaw the Christian education ministries: Sunday school, children’s church, youth ministry, AWANA Clubs, and adult Bible studies 

·           Oversaw the Wednesday night youth ministry, adult prayer meeting, and AWANA Clubs

·           Conducted  marriage and family counseling

·           Led vacation Bible school

2001-2005      Trinity Bible Church                                      Gilroy, California

Associate Pastor

Responsibilities included:

·           Faithfully attempted to see the pastoral ministry at Trinity Bible Church executed to the glory of our Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

·           Oversaw the Christian education ministries: Sunday school, children’s church, youth ministry, Pioneer Clubs, and adult Bible studies.

·           Assumed the pulpit responsibilities whenever the Senior Pastor was on the mission field or was otherwise unable to preach.   

·           Taught a High School discipleship class

·           Directed and taught the Wednesday night youth ministry

·           Conducted  marriage and family counseling

·           Led vacation Bible school

·           Led a youth mission trip to Tecate, Mexico

·           Taught Old Testament survey in Yekaterinburg, Russia at the SGA Bible Institute.

 

1998-2001          Byron Center Bible Church             Byron Center, Michigan 

Assistant to the Pastor

A three-year residency program, the function and duty to support the efforts of the Senior Pastor, Dr. Richard Gregory, in “tending the flock” which included preaching, teaching, counseling, and visiting. Other responsibilities included:

·           Faithfully attempted to see the pastoral ministry at Byron Center Bible Church executed to the glory of our Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

·           Fulfilled all assigned duties and responsibilities given by the Senior Pastor.

·          Assumed the pulpit responsibilities whenever the Senior Pastor was unable to preach and for resident assignments.

·           Oversaw the youth ministry of the Byron Center Bible Church, by directly attempting to “restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” (Malachi 4:6a)

·           Taught in the Wednesday night youth ministry and wrote a four year Sr. High curriculum.

·           Oversaw the fellowship ministry of the church, coordinated and assisted the various fellowship agencies to insure that there were no calendar conflicts.

·           Served as chairman of the Christian Education Committee.

·           Taught the Master’s Men Theological Institute classes for layman upon the request of the Senior Pastor.

·           Taught the young married Sunday school class.

·          Led mission trip to Ukraine – preaching, evangelism, and encouraging the national pastor.

1997-1998            Bethel Baptist Church                        Lancaster, California

Interim Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care 

?       Oversaw pastoral care and assisted the youth ministry

 

1994-1997            Bethel Baptist Church                       Lancaster, California

Deacon

The church had been without a Senior Pastor since Dec. 1996

·        Responsible for 28 families’ spiritual care.

·        Oversaw the international ministries and promoted missions.

·        Supervised food cabinet and distribution.

·        Directed ushers on Sunday morning worship.

·        College group leader- started a college group.

·        Sunday School Teacher: taught a couples’ class. 

·        Pulpit Supply.

·        Bible study teacher. I taught the Pastor’s Wednesday night adult Bible study after he resigned.

·        Sunday night Worship Leader.

 

 

1994-1997            Bethel Baptist School                         Lancaster, California

Desert Christian School

Substitute Teacher 1st – 12th Grades

 

1991-1997             Desert Christian School                    Lancaster, California

Teacher – Day Care

?       Planned and supervised indoor and outdoor activities for children 1st - 8th grades.

 

1993-1994            Bethel Community Church                   Chicago, Illinois

Children’s Church Supervisor

·        Taught children ages 3-6

·        Supervised High School and Jr. High Leaders

 

1992-1993        First Baptist Church of Lancaster          Lancaster, California

College Group Coordinator

·          Coordinated fellowship activities

·          Taught week night Bible studies

 

1992-1993            Faith Community Church                  Palmdale, California

Youth Pastor

·           Responsible for youth Bible study

·        Coordinated teachers for Sunday School and Children’s Church ministries

1992 Central America Mission (CAM)                           Mexico City, Mexico

Member – Moody Bible Institute Short Term Missions Team

·          Church planting Internship

·          Music Leader

·          Literature Distribution

·          Evangelism & Preaching

 

1992              Cook County Youth Detention Center            Chicago, Illinois

Chaplain’s Assistant

·           Led Sunday morning worship services

·           Preached

·           Counseled teens between the ages of 13 and 18

 

1991                     Cook County Hospital                             Chicago, Illinois

Chaplain’s Assistant

?       Evangelized, Counseled, and Encouraged Patients

 

1990-1991             Intercity Impact                                         Chicago, Illinois

Director’s Assistant

·          Led a group of Moody Students who coordinated sports and games activities for high school students on Friday nights

·           Evangelized & Discipled

 

1990                     First Baptist Church                           Lancaster, California

Short-term Missionary

·          Participated in a 2-week missions trip to Guatemala City to help repair a Christian school and church

·           Participated in a missions conference

 

1985-1989            Esperanza High School              Anaheim Hills, California

Student

·           Led a Bible study during lunch with fellow classmates

·           Led and participated in several missions trips to Mexico to establish and build a church

·           Participated in a 2 month missions trip to Europe visiting 8 different countries to do evangelism and discipleship

 

Additional Work Experience

1994-1997            Bethel Baptist School                         Lancaster, California

                            Desert Christian School

Substitute Teacher 1st – 12th Grades

 

1991-1997             Desert Christian School                    Lancaster, California

Teacher – Day Care

Planned and supervised indoor and outdoor activities for children 1st - 8th grades.

 

Ordination, License, and Certifications

Ordained by the Elders at Byron Center Bible Church on November 12, 2000.

Individual Member of IFCA International since 1998.  Served on the IFCA Credentials Committee, reviewing applicants to the IFCA, from 2008-2012.