Born in Los Angeles, California to Harry and Mae Nell Williams of Hartselle, Alabama. He has been married to Sandra L. Williams for thirty years. They have four grown children and three grandchildren. He is a graduate of Biola University with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Biblical Studies. He also holds a Masters Degree in Divinity from Golden Gate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Keith is commissioned as a Home Missionary by the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. He served as a Church Planter Strategist for the Northern California area for over five years. He delighted in helping new churches and pastors receive necessary resources to be vital, active, and healthy churches. He is known in this area as the “Pastor’s Pastor”, because he has a compassionate heart for equipping, supporting, and praying for ministry leadership.
Under the direction of Dr. William Brent, Sr., Keith was trained and mentored in developing ministry leadership. Pastor Brent modeled what he taught, and believed that education with wisdom was the key to develop ministries that positively impact the community. After attending the Joint Baptist Theological Center at Evening Star MBC, Keith was advised by Dr. Brent to pursue his education at Biola University, and then at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley. While in seminary, Keith was called to pastor his first church, Second Baptist Church of Martinez. He ministered there for twenty years. Pastor Brent always introduced Keith with these words, “I baptized him, I licensed him, I ordained him, I married him…” He also educated him, mentored him, installed him in his first church, supported him in good and evil times, and most of all, loved him as his son.
Along with his wife Sandra, he is passionate about ministering in the community by offering workshops and seminars in anger management, stress management, parenting, conflict resolution, marriage counseling, and other resources to those in need. Keith Williams is known for his work and influence throughout California, and is honored to be identified as a “Son of Evening Star” and a servant of the Lord.