• 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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  • The Belt Of Truth

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2024

    Paul makes the case the the foundation of our Christian armor is truth.

    The Belt of Truth Ephesians 6:10-13 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Willams 04-13-2024 The Belt of Truth A couple of years ago, I learned how important a belt is. I was flying back from Trinidad and was in the Toronto airport. I had lost weight over the summer and my belt was the only more

  • Armed And Ready?

    Contributed on Apr 9, 2024

    Spiritual warfare is real. We will either be armed and ready or unarmed and dead meat.

    Armed and Ready? Ephesians 6:10-13 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Willams 04-06-2024 Stand When I lived in Mississippi, I volunteered with the youth ministry and one Saturday morning, we took a group to play paintball. I was told to wear my camo, but when I got on the bus I just more

  • Are You Amazed? (Easter 2024)

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2024

    Have you lost your amazement at the extravagant love of Jesus? Paul encourages us to keep the main thing the main thing.

    Easter 2024 I Corinthians 15 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 03-31–2024 Amazing When you hear the word amazing, what do you think of? The definition of amazing is “causing great wonder or surprise, astonishing.” I’m learning to juggle. It’s not easy. But, recently I more

  • Palm Sunday 2024

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2024

    Jesus's entry into Jerusalem on a donkey fulfilled prophecy and announced His Kingship to all Israel.

    What an Entrance! Luke 19: 28-44 Palm Sunday Pastor Jefferson Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 03-24–24 What an Entrance! In college, I went to a comedy concert on campus with Michael Winslow (Police Academy) and Jay Leno. When it was time for Jay to take the stage, the lights went down more

  • Build Up While Others Tear Down

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2024

    Jude gives his readers seven commands and a promise t keep us from failig

    Jude 1:17-25 (Part 5) Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 3-17-2024 I am God Jude has spent the majority of his letter warning his readers about false teachers and the dangers they pose to the church. Unless we are tempted to think that false teaching was only around in Jude’s more

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