Our Pastor

Pastor Owen E. Williams

About Pastor Owen E. Williams

Pastor Owen E. Williams is the Pastor of the St. Mark missionary Baptist church In 2003 He was licensed by Bishop Betts, Sr. as a minister of the Gospel and the two men founded New Birth Christian Fellowship Ministry. The following year (2004) he was ordained by Bishop Betts, Sr. and continued to serve at New Birth until the Lord led him one day in 2005 to preach at Friendship Baptist Church where his friend Rev. Crawford Hinson is the Pastor. Pastor Williams joined Friendship on that same day. Under the watchful eye of Pastor Hinson, Pastor Williams was taught pulpit and pastoral protocol. In May of 2006 the Lord came calling again, this time he called him to St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor Williams completed his junior and high school years in Miami Florida where he graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in 1981. After high school he played junior college basketball at Miami Dade Community College where he was offered a two year basketball scholarship. Pastor Williams’ mother sent him to New York after the McDuffie riots devastated the city of Miami where he was able to find consistent employment while simultaneously earning both his Associate, Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees. In New York Pastor Williams has been able to have a successful career in the healthcare industry, working in several world famous healthcare institutions at the department head and administrator levels, he’s also had a successful decade long period as an entrepreneur as the founder and president of G.W janitorial Cleaning Systems Inc. Pastor Williams accepted his call to ministry in 1996 while he was a member of the Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church and under the leadership and mentorship of Bishop Charles E Betts. He joined Bishop Betts on the widely popular radio broadcast (Morning Meditation) on W.T.H.E 1520 AM where the Lord blessed this union making the show one of the most popular shows on the station from 1998 to 2005. Pastor Williams is an excellent expository preacher and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his uncanny ability to bridge the Bible as the only book that can help, deliver and save mankind in his physical, physiological, psychological, emotional and sociological states, is unique in its style while vast in its scope. Pastor Williams believes that the bible is a book about decisions which forces us to hold our selves accountable for the ones we make. I set before you today life and good, death and evil. (Deut 30:15) Through Pastor Williams preaching and teaching many souls have come to Christ, with minds opened to a deeper richer understanding of God’s word for our lives.

Leadership and Ministry

Pastor Williams is the President Board of Directors of the Queens Federation of Churches, member emeritus of The New York City Police Department 103rd Precinct Community Council and a member of the board of directors for Live on NY, he is also a member of the NYPD Clergy Liaison Staff and the author of three books: The Corporate Christian: Christian beliefs vs. Corporate behaviors, The Corporate Christian 2: The Battle for your Beliefs and The Corporate Christian 3: The Hidden War, These books deals with the daily intense battle every Christian must fight while in the corporate environment. At St. Mark he has established many ministries and conducted numerous workshops on deacon-ship, mission work for the church and community at large.  He has also had by the grace of God the wonderful opportunity travel to South Africa on numerous occasion, establishing an OE Williams Ministry presence in Johannesburg, and the townships of SOWETO and ENTWATA. Where he has conducted numerous training seminars on Solution Focus Pastoral Counseling to teachers, police officers, health care workers and clergy.

Pastor Williams and His Marriage

Pastor Williams is married to Elder Debora Williams for over 30 years, and they have one daughter Desiree Rose Williams.

Throughout Pastor Williams’ Christian journey, the Lord has taught him many things but two things have always stayed with him; maximize your moments, we have so few and an ounce of practice is worth a ton of preaching. Let us all be practitioners rather than preachers of the gospel, doers rather than hears of the word.


In these difficult times that we find ourselves traveling through, where our eyes and ears see and hear the sufferings of so many from heartbreaking losses, where Grief, Discouragement, Depression and Doubt has taken root in the lives of millions. We asked ourselves "how can I help? What can I do? The Lords answer to us is simple "Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, soul and mind" and "Love your neighbor as yourself". Beloved small acts of kindness towards the stranger is all that is needed to begin to rebuild the community, the church and the person. 1 Peter 3:8 "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. God bless you and thank you for your sacrificial gift.