BTS Grad Celebrates 20 Years of Pastoral Service
Biblical grads and BTS people pictured: (from left to right): Rob Marshall, Nariett Butler, Judith Crumety, Cornell Williams, Dr. Todd Mangum, Baleria Williams, Dr. Dan Williams.
Biblical Seminary grad (June 2015), Pastor Cornell Williams celebrated his 20th pastoral anniversary at Baptist Temple Church in Camden, NJ.
Pastor Williams led a church plant of 40 people to become a robust, vibrant and growing church of between 250 and 300 members. He has received commendation from the mayor of Camden, from governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, and from the chief of police of Camden – who was there at the banquet and made remarks.
Rev. Dr. Dan Williams, BTS Assistant Prof of Pastoral Theology and Director of Urban Programs gave the message from the Word.
BTS Dean of the Faculty, Todd Mangum, said this: “ Dan’s message was deeply edifying for a pastor or Christian leader who has been in the work for a long time; using Elijah’s encounter with the Lord in 1 Kings 19 to talk about the Lord enabling His man of God to gain “his second wind.”
BTS alums were in abundance at the event. Grads participating in the event included:
- Dan’s wife Baleria Williams
- Master of Ceremonies for the day Pastor George Holland
- George’s wife, Eartha Holland
- Special music performed by Florena Douglas
- Delivering some of the remarks, minister Robert Marshall
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