2020 Celebrating Black History Month
Community Leadership Awards
Feb 15, 2020
Rev. Bettye Holland Williams
The Rev. Bettye Holland Williams is a trailblazer in the realm of church leadership and inspiration.
Earlier this year, the Rev. Williams was elected as the ﬁrst female president of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
A gifted Bible teacher who preaches with power and conviction, she is founder of the B.J. Holland Institute of Ministry, where more than 1,700 men and women have attended to gain more Biblical knowledge and become equipped for ministry.
A graduate of Oral Roberts University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, the Rev. Williams makes it known that she got her “burning” before she got her “learning.”
She was licensed to preach the gospel in 1995 at Omega Holiness Church in Atlanta, GA, and was ordained the following year by her pastor, the Rev. Gregory Sutton, at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.
Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33, which reads, “Seek ye ﬁrst the kingdom of God and His righteous-ness and all these things will be added unto you.”
She is a member of Hunter Hill First Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, where the Rev. Christo-pher Wimberly is pastor. At Hunter Hill, she serves as coordinator of the Ministerial Team, preaching and teaching as her pastor assigns. She was voted the “Woman Who Rocks in Ministry” by her church and the Red Hatter of the Year by the 3-L Chapter of Red Hatters International.
Her husband, Deacon Oree Williams, serves with her at Hunter Hill First Missionary Baptist Church.
Because of the Rev. Bettye Holland Williams’ innovation at the helm of Atlanta’s ecumenical leadership community, Berean SDA Church has named her a Black History Month honoree.