THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BISHOP ISAIAH S. WILLIAMS JR.
On July 2, 2009, Bishop Isaiah S. Williams Jr. was received home to be with the Lord. Daddy “we will forever miss you, your spiritual guidance, your covering and your love as a Spiritual Father.”
Bishop Isaiah S. Williams Jr. was the Founder of Jesus People Ministries Church International, Inc. (“JPMCI”) located in Miami, Florida. Together he and his wife Dr. Gloria Y. Williams, now the Senior Pastor of JPMCI, were pastors of JPMCI. The Church has a progressively growing membership and an even larger number of partners throughout Florida, the United States and the World. The Church began in 1983 and is now a mega-church in the midst of an urban community. The heart of JPMCI is domestic and foreign missions outreach.
Bishop Williams taught and proclaimed the truth of the uncompromising Word of God, with integrity, fervor and sound character. He operated in the ministry offices of Apostle, Prophet, Pastor and Teacher, with the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit in operation. Bishop Williams served as an advocate for righteousness in many capacities. He was an accomplished author and an acclaimed conference speaker.
Bishop Williams attended Miami Christian College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a Bible Diploma from Dr. Lester Sumrall’s’ World Harvest Bible College. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from All Nations for Christ Institute International, previously an affiliate of Oral Roberts University; and an earned Doctor of Ministry Degree from Visions College. He served on several Boards of Ministries around the country.
Bishop Williams was elevated to the office of Bishop in April 1996 by the Azusa International Fellowship of Christian Churches and Ministries, Inc. (Tulsa, OK). He was the former Southeast Region Oversight Pastor for the Azusa Fellowship. In addition, he was a member of Dr. Creflo Dollar’s Ministerial Association in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bishop Williams was the President and CEO of The Justice Potential and Motivation (JPM) Centre. The JPM Centre serves as an oasis for economic and social development in the City of Miami Gardens and its neighboring sectors. As a community development corporation, the Centre will emphasize on building cultural diversity, economic stability and moral presence within society; providing elderly housing, housing for at risk youth, enriched cultural and performing arts entertainment, recreation and more.
He was the Presiding Bishop and Overseer of Right Connection Association, which serves as a spiritual covering and apostolic networking association of ministers and business leaders. Bishop Williams was the President of ISWJR Ministries, founded as a ministry that infiltrates the world with the sincerity and simplicity of the Gospel of Christ Jesus. He was an overseer of a vast number of affiliate ministers and ministries under the direction of ISWJR Ministries and Right Connection Ministries, Inc.
The teachings of Bishop Williams compelled all to elevate in their total man, (spirit, soul and body). He was known for his excellence through Christ Jesus and carried the title and nature of a “Giant Gentleman with class, poise and power.” This mighty man of God trained others to the glory of Almighty God and will forever be a mentor to all those that caught hold to his spirit, a brother to those that walk the straight and narrow path of righteousness and a true Servant of the Most High God.
The vision of Bishop Williams will continue to be fulfilled through God’s appointed woman, Dr. Gloria Y. Williams, a Mother in Zion.