Kermitt Williams Bio

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Pastor Kermitt L. Williams was born the third of nine children, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Along with his mother and the rest of his siblings, he migrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1959. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School (January ’62), Fairleigh Dickenson University (June ’68) and the Manhattan Bible Institute (May ’71). He was called to pastor Gethsemane Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY in May of 1971 where he served for 10 years. He is the founder of Community Orientations for Positive Encouragement for Parents of Addicted Children (C.O.P.E.P.A.C.), which continues to be a bridge which addresses communication between substance abusers and their family members. He also received credentialing in substance abuse counseling (CASAC) in 1999.

In September 1992, he organized the Agape Fellowship Church and currently serves as Senior Pastor/Overseer. In 1994, he was consecrated General Overseer of Social Action of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Paul S. Morton, Presiding Bishop. He is submitted in covering to Bishop Eddie L. Long, Senior Pastor, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga. and is a member of “The Father’s House”.

Over the past three decades, his involvement and impact as a community activist for positive change is well documented. In a continuing commitment to community development, he has served at the pleasure of the Brooklyn Borough President as a member of Community Planning Boards 16 (Brownsville) and 4 (Bushwick). He also serves as Executive Director for the Community Roundtable of Bushwick. He is an Executive Officer on the 73rd Precinct Clergy Council and General Adviser / Teacher for the “Lamad Fellowship”; an ecumenical fellowship of local pastors: focused on transitioning to (Kingdom Concepts in Ministry.)

He was one of the founder members of the “Kingdom Empowerment Fellowship International” of Rocky Mount, NC, organized September 2011 and currently serves as Ambassador / Teacher. Bishop Lonnie Braswell presiding bishop.

Pastor Williams is a prolific teacher of the Gospel of the Kingdom ushered in by John the Baptist and implemented through the messages and teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Apostles through out the new testemant.

He is married to Brooklyn native Eugenia Bailey-Williams and together they have three children: Kenton, 32 a 2001 graduate of Muhlenberg College, April, 31, a 2012  graduate of Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, where she received her Masters degree and Kendal, age 13 who will be entering Brooklyn College Academy High School in September.