Bishop Ezekiel Williams is the Pastor and Founder of Faith World Ministries, Inc. in the City of Norfolk, Virginia. He established the ministry in August of 2011 by conducting Bible Study Services on Wednesday evenings. Since that time the ministry has been growing each week through the preaching of the Word of God and manifestation of spiritual gifts. In January 2012, Pastor Williams launched Saturday Weekend Celebration Services and experienced a phenomenal move of God weekly. As a result of Godâ€™s favor, the weekend services transitioned from Saturdays to Sunday mornings at 9am, and a second service at 11am was added. In August of 2015, God blessed Faith World Ministries to acquire a 27,000 sq ft facility right outside the Norfolk Airport, and we currently hold one Sunday service at 10:00am.
Ezekiel Williams was born and received his formative education in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. As a teenager, he served many churches and pastors as a gifted organist and musical director. He studied music at the Virginia Commonwealth University in pursuit of a Piano Performance Degree.
Bishop Williams received his call to the ministry at a very early age, and thankfully answered the call in 1996. He served Bishop J. Douglas Wiley and the Life Center Cathedral of New Orleans, Louisiana for more than 10 years as the Pastor of Music. Additionally he served as Southern Regional Minister of Music of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, before he returned to Virginia at the Lordâ€™s command. Bishop Williams has traveled around the world extensively with his musical gifts to places as far as Scandinavia. He continues to do the same with a word of hope, salvation and deliverance in his mouth!
Bishop Williams is favored of the Lord to have served the late Bishop Barnett Karl Thoroughgood and the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ as Executive Pastor from 2004 to 2012, and served his community as Chairman of the Lower House of Prelature for the Hampton Roads Ecumenical Council of Bishops (founded by the late Bishop B. K. Thoroughgood).
In May 2014, Bishop Williams created Faith World Ministries International Assemblies (FWMIA); a fellowship designed to provide a safe environment for pastors, clerics, leaders, as well as lay leaders to be nurtured, covered, and trained in ecclesiastical order, in an effort to facilitate mission work through spiritual guidance. He serves as the Presiding Prelate and General Overseer to numerous churches and Pastors.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Bishop Carlton Upton, Sr., Bishop Curtis Edmonds, Sr., Bishop Jasper Rolle, Bishop Michael Rogers, Bishop J. Kevin Harris, Bishop Dwight Green, Bishop Darrin Johnson, Bishop Carl Vann, Sr., Bishop Clarence Russell, III., Bishop Anthony Rodgers, Bishop Olive Brown, and Bishop J. Matthew Brown, along with saints from across America, gathered to celebrate the Episcopal Consecration of Pastor Ezekiel Williams to the office of Bishop in the Lord's church.
He is a member of the Citywide Pastors Crusade Association (CPCA), and currently serves as the President of the Hampton Roads Ecumenical Council of Bishops.
He is the husband of Lady Monique Williams, and the loving father of four daughters; Chanel Kirsten, Jasmine Rochelle, Colette Danielle, Sydney Nicole and one son; Marc Xavier Williams.
Faith World Ministries International Assemblies is a group comprised of Pastors, Clergy and Congregations who are in covenant with one another for the purpose of solidarity, Ministry Training and World Mission. This catalyst of a fellowship was founded in 2014, and is rapidly evolving into a well-established body of focused believers fulfilling our mission to positively impact the world.
Oft times there are clergy, as well as congregations that are autonomous in their existence or ministerial ordination, however there remains a desire for covenant relation with brothers and sisters in the faith. Faith World ministries International Assemblies provide the kind of opportunities that facilitate covenant connection, natural and spiritual mechanics of effective ministry, and centralized focus of making positive impacts through missions work.