About Rev. McKinley A. Williams
Reverend Williams was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Detroit, MI. A product of the Detroit public school system, he furthered his education at the Texas Southern University in Houston, TX and then Andover-Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA. For twenty-two years, Rev. Williams served as a Senior Pastor in Detroit where he was a member of various civic groups and community organizations to further advance progress and equality for humanity. Since 2017, he has served as Pastor of the Historic First Baptist Church of Lexington. Several ministries have been included under his ministry; the Rosa Harris Memorial Community Clothes Pantry/Closet, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and a Lexington African–American Exhibit. Rev. Williams has preached, lectured and taught around the world. He is a member of the Baptist World Alliance where he serves on the Board of Missions, Evangelism and Theological Reflection. He is also a member of the Rockbridge/Lexington NAACP where he serves as the Chair of the Religious Affairs Committee. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Rockbridge Regional Library System and most recently Rev. Williams was selected to serve on the Board of the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council.
UWR Committees: Public Relations / Program / Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Chair