• 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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  • Choosing Under (Faith)

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2022

    God exalts those who humble themselves

    Choosing Under (Faith) I Peter 5:6-11 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 11-27-2022 Humility I read recently about a man that was voted the most humble person in the church. They had a party for him and then gave him a medal. The next week, he wore the medal to church and more

  • The Righteous Branch

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2022

    Jeremiah predicted that a righteous branch would come and bring hope inn the midst of a hopeless situation

    A Righteous Branch Jeremiah 33:14-16 12-04-2022 Advent I didn’t grow up with advent like many of you did. In fact, for years after working retail at Christmastime, I was a pretty big Scrooge. But, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to love advent and the reminders that it gives us every week. more

  • Wedding Banquet

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2022

    Jesus told the parable of the wedding banquet to explain the invitation that stills stands to come to the feast He will hold for the bride.

    The Parable of the Wedding Banquet Matthew 22:1-14 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 10-23-2022 What a Wedding! The biggest wedding that Maxine and I have ever attended was her friend Amy and Chris in Florida. There were over 300 guests, a sit-down dinner reception with more

  • Treasure Hunt!

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2022

    The kingdom of God is so valuable that it is worth giving up everything, including our lives.

    The Parables of Jesus: Treasure Hunt Matthew 13:44-46 Pastor Jefferson M. Williams Chenoa Baptist Church 10-23-2022 Jackpot! In 2019, a couple in Yorkshire, England was renovating their kitchen and thought they had stumbled across some old electrical wire. It turns out it was a coin. Not more

  • Parable Of The Soils

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2022

    Jesus gives a parable to show the different heart reactions people have to the Gospel

    The Parable of the Soils Mark 4:1-20 Chenoa Baptist Church Pastor Jefferson M. Williams 10-16-2022 Are You Listening? President Franklin Roosevelt became frustrated that no one seemed to really listen to what he said. He decided to do an experiment and at a reception, as each guest arrived, more

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