Disciples News Service

Christal Williams named Tennessee regional minister

2016DNS-ChristalWilliamsRev. Dr. Christal LaShawn Williams was elected regional minister for Tennessee at a called assembly April 16. Williams has held positions such as associate regional minister in Illinois-Wisconsin. She has also served in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Indiana. She will begin her term on Aug. 1.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Williams earned her bachelor’s degree from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, TX. She earned her MDiv from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Williams is the founder of Credo International Women’s Ministries and A.W.O.K.E. (Anointed Women Overseeing Kingdom Endeavors) and is the author of three books. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Currently, Williams serves as the President of the Disciple Women Leadership Council of the Christian Church, Wisconsin Council of Churches and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.