BISHOP CHARLES WILLIAMS
Bishop Charles Williams has served as Pastor for forty-two years: three years at Abiding Bethel and thirty-nine years at Overcoming Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ where he is currently pastoring. In August 1996, Bishop Williams was elevated to Diocese Bishop of the Northern Alabama Diocese, which consisted of three churches: Overcoming, Abiding Bethel, and Lighthouse.
The Northern Alabama Diocese has since grown to eight churches and three ministries: Overcoming, Poplar Springs, Abiding Bethel, Lighthouse, Antioch Ministries, Empowerment Temple, A Place of Refuge, The Key's to Heaven, Fresh Start Ministries, Apostolic Refuge, and New Beginnings. With the help of the Lord, he hopes to see the number of churches double by the year 2020. Bishop Williams served on the Board of Bishops as assistant chairman to Bishop James B. Darby for six years. He also served for several years on the International Evangelistic Board.
In 1990, the Lord gave Bishop Williams a vision to build a twenty-first century edifice. With the Lord's help that vision came to fruition in 2005. This facility can accommodate at 350 people at capacity. As the mother church of the Northern Alabama Diocese, Overcoming is cable of hosting diocese and regional meetings.
Bishop Williams is a graduate of Ashville High School in Ashville, Alabama. He attended the William L. Bonner Bible College in Columbia, South Carolina from 2008-2009. His studies focused on biblical models for patterns of thought among Christians and the practical results of positive thought.
For forty-eight years Bishop Williams has been married to the lovely Mother Patricia Williams. They have six children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Bishop Williams is grateful to the Lord for blessing him with a godly wife and a God-fearing family.