Rev. Angela R. Williams, an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, is appointed to St. Paul UMC Dallas as the Executive Pastor and at First UMC Dallas as the Associate Minister of Missions and Engagement. At both churches, she preaches and teaches God’s word. Her call to racial justice has inspired her to lead Justice Builders, a group comprised of members from both St. Paul and First Church, who educate and work together in ministry to positively affect racial justice. Beyond the local church, Rev. Williams serves on the North Texas Conference Leadership and Development Committee. Her passion for youth has also led her to organize and implement the first Youth Together We Dine in the North Texas Conference. Additionally, Rev. Williams has organized youth gatherings across the conference to provide a safe space for youth to have conversations about race.
Rev. Williams has dedicated a 25-year career encouraging young people as a teacher, counselor, principal, and school administrator. Using gifts God gave her as an educator, Rev. Williams received her first appointment as a Licensed Local Pastor and served as a Pastor of Children, Youth and Families. In this appointment, it was Rev. Williams’ joy to develop ministry within the church and beyond that would support young disciple’s spiritual formation.
Rev. Williams received her Master of Divinity Degree and graduated summa cum laude from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Her additional education includes a Master of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Paul Quinn College, which from both she graduated with honors. Rev. Williams’ service organization is Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., where she is a Diamond Life Member.
Rev. Angela Williams is married to Mr. Alvin R. Williams. They are the proud parents of two lovely young ladies, Ambreal Ricole Williams and Allika Roquel Williams of Los Angeles, California. These four are the proud humans of Coco Chanel, their cocoa brown miniature poodle.