Dr. Williams is the pastor of Bates Memorial Baptist Church. His congregation has membership numbers in the thousands. Dr. Williams also serves as the Chairman of Trustees at Simmons College of Kentucky and as the CEO for Bates Community Development Corporation. He is often honored for his outstanding achievements, such as being inducted into the William H. Sheppard Excellence in the Community Hall of Fame. In September 2011, he was honored with the “greatest Husband in Louisville” award from Today’s Woman Magazine. Dr. Williams is married to Leona Michelle and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Imani and Nailah.