Dr. Jeffery A. Williams has dedicated his life as both a spiritual guide and social change advocate. Raised in Englewood New Jersey, he is the youngest son of Alfonso and Lillie Williams. Dr. Williams’ work as the founding pastor of The King’s Cathedral, located in Providence Rhode Island, began with nine people meeting in his home in 1999. Dr. Williams was duly consecrated a Bishop with Apostolic Succession, under the hand of His Grace Donald Hilliard II, in July 2016. As a Bishop, Dr. Williams oversees more than 60 congregations in eight nations and serves as spiritual counsel to a number of other churches and ministries throughout the United States.
In addition to being a sought-out advisor to members of Government, he
has been a chapel speaker for both the National Football League and Major League Soccer (2005-2012 & 2014). Dr. Williams is a graduate of Brown University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Environmental Analysis, The Harvard Kennedy School of Government with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has an earned Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in Urban Complex Settings.
Dr. Williams has authored several books, “Knowing Your Why: The Key That Unlocks Your Full Potential” (2017) and “Resurge: From Disorder To Divine Order in 7 Steps.” His latest release, the “Morning Decree Devotional Journal” in four volumes (2018-19) is a quarterly devotional journal designed to deepen your spiritual life. Joined in Covenant Marriage in 2012, he is the husband of the beautiful Lelani Williams, and the enthusiastic parent of two young adults -- Joy Victoria and Grace Noelle Williams, both graduates of Johnson and Wales University.
Lady Lelani Williams, a native of Saratoga Springs, New York, has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Johnson & Wales University, a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University, and two Master’s Degrees from Clark University: in both Business Administration and Community Development & Planning. Lady Lelani is the Chief of Operations at The King’s Cathedral and Vice President of Williams Global, the umbrella organization for the Williams' personal multi-national ministry. Lady Lelani utilizes her education and gifts extensively in managing many ministries and programs.
Her passion to see people empowered, especially women, inspired her to establish the award-winning program, “Suntop Solar Cooker Enterprise” to provide business opportunities in developing nations. Lady Lelani serves the larger community in many ways, including, by working with United States Congressman David Cicilline’s on the Women Advisory Board, and a Trustee, for RI Career and Technical Education Board, and is an Independent Business Owner with Total Life Changes, Inc. She is also a contract model with Model Club Inc. Together, Dr. and Mrs. Williams have served on 28 Boards and Commissions over the last 20 years.