• Jefferson Williams

    Contributing sermons since Jul 15, 2020
Jefferson's church

Chenoa Baptist Church
Chenoa, 61726-1244

About Jefferson
  • Education: BA in Psychology from University of Memphis MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Experience: We currently live in the frozen tundra of Central IL. I grew up in Memphis, Tn. and my mother was friends with Elvis Presley in high school. (True story). I graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in Psychology. I did one year of grad school in Psychology at U of M and then became a Christian through the influence of a campus ministry. I quit grad school, my job, and left all my friends, to move to North Carolina and work at a small residential school called Crossnore School. That's where I met my wife, Maxine, who had just moved back from Thailand. We got married and moved to Jackson, MS to go to seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary. I graduated with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and later became an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor). I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, school, and was a youth pastor for 14 years. I am currently the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Chenoa. Maxine and I have been married for 28 years this fall. We have two biological children, Josh who is 24 who works in cyber security and Austin, who is 21 who wants to be a music producer. We have a spiritual daughter, Shiann (married to John), who is 27 and an eighth-grade history teacher. I am an avid reader of history and biographies. And we have the cutest granddaughter in the world that we call Goose. I run 5ks, play guitar, and write. We have a dog named Bucky who doesn't do any tricks but we still love him. And the way to my heart is oatmeal-butterscotch cookies.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I may not have the gifting of a Spurgeon, but I have the same Gospel!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "You're wife Ain't Your Momma"by Wellington Boone at a PK event.
  • Family: Married to Maxine for almost 28 years. Two sons, Joshua (24)and Austin (21) and the cutest granddaughter in the history of the world.
  • Books that have had an impact: Calvin Miller's "The Singer Trilogy"
  • Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Reading, Playing Guitar
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  • Anxious For Nothing?

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2020

    How do we live CALMly in a chaotic world?

    How Do I Deal with My Anxiety? Matthew 26:24-34; Philippians 4:6-7; I Peter 5:7 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 11-22-2020 The End is Here? On January 13, 2018, someone watching the radar in Hawaii saw a strange blip. According to the radar, a missile launched from North more

  • How Do You Forgiveness Yourself

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2020

    Many of understand that God has forgive us but have a hard time forgiving ourselves.

    You Asked For It: How do you forgive Yourself John 18:14-18, 25-27, John 21:15-19 Pastor Jefferson M Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 11-15-2020 Even for That? I was the first person to notice her. We were gathered at her apartment to play games. She slid off the couch in slow motion and more

  • I Am The True Vine

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2020

    As we abiding with Jesus, we will bear fruit to His glory in a dark and dying world.

    I AM the True Vine John 15:1-8 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 11-01-2020 Connected On June 29, 2019, I scratched another item off my bucket list. Joshua, Shiann, and I all jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. It was one of the most terrifying and amazing experiences I’ve more

  • I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2020

    Thomas asked Jesus, "We don't know the place where you are going, how do we know the way? Jesus replied, " I am the way the truth and the life. Jesus will lead us home.

    I AM the way, the truth, and the life John 14:1-6 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 10-26-2020 I Want to Go Home It was 2:15 am and I was standing at the front desk of a hotel in Costa Rica trying to tell someone who spoke no English that I needed two vans to take us to the more

  • I Am The Resurrection And The Life

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2020

    Jesus raises Lazarus and tells us that we must be resurrected to be with Him in heaven.

    I AM the Resurrection and the Life John 11 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 10-18-2020 An Impossible Request [Slide] On December 12, 2014, Kimmy Blair was in a one car accident coming back from a funeral in Fairbury. Her neck was broken and she died almost instantly. She more

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