Minister Marion Williams (Retired)
Marion Williams was born in West Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended Southern University and later received her Nursing degree from the Capital Area School of Nursing in Baton Rouge, LA. She is also a paraprofessional Christian counselor. Marion was baptized early in life at Union Baptist Church in Brusly, LA. She has certifications from Christian Bible College (LA), Dimensions of Christian Leadership and Christian Evangelism from the Louisiana Baptist Congress of Christian Education. Marion Williams received an Associate degree in Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary, Slidell, LA.
Minister Williams was licensed to the preaching ministry by Donaldson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA in April 1996. She united with First Baptist Church in 2001 and was licensed to the preaching ministry by Pastor Keith Savage of First Baptist Church of Manassas in May 2004.
She serves as the Parish Minister at First Baptist Church, Manassas, VA. Her spiritual gifts of preaching, speaking and singing were developed at an early age, having devoted years of service to the Lord in ministry including Sunday School Teacher, worship leader, gospel singer, new member orientation instructor, motivational and conference speaker. Minister Williams’ greatest desire is to tell the “old old story of Jesus and His love,” and to open doors for others whom God has called to do God’s wonderful work.
Pastoral Staff Position:
Ultimately, how a Christian treats their neighbor and strangers will carry great weight in revealing the truth of salvation within their heart, mind, and soul. It is a reflection of pastoral care and encouragement. "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me … ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” (Matthew 24:35-36, 40)
With the assistance of a Parish Care ministry team, the Parish Minister’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Working with the Senior Pastor envision of a Parish Care minded church that demonstrates Christian love in its acts of kindness and caring among its membership and community.
- Program Development. Leading in the design and implementation of the church’s Parish Care that provides an effective program of regular and meaningful visitation. Developing a year-round program of Parish Care awareness and education into the life of the church to execute effective visitation of those homebound, hospitalized, or ailing and to support each other in their ministry. Recommending, developing, and overseeing Parish Care ministry to the church body’s senior population (62 years and up) and to their families and caregivers that nurtures their faith (spiritual and physical healing).
- Parish Ministry Committees. Establishing, as needed, ministry committees and directors to provide operational support.
- Parish Advocate. Advocating for an awareness of congregational care and fellowship through personal contact and communication through visitations, calls and cards.
- Liaison. Acting as a liaison with the greater ecumenical community regarding HW&S life related matters.