Rev. Frances E. Williams, a.k.a. “Rev. Sunshine,” is a native of Beckley, West Virginia. She is the daughter of the late Deacon Decolious and Wilhelmena Williams. Her beloved Godmother was the late Lillian L. Fulp who was very influential in her life. Rev. Williams accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of thirteen and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of West Wickham in West Virginia.
Her formal education began in the public schools of Beckley, West Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the District of Columbia and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, plus she earned sixty graduate credits from Washington Trinity University in Washington, DC.
Rev. Williams is a retired educator of the Washington, DC Public School system. During this time in her life she was called by God to preach and teach His Word. She became a member of The Greater First Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where God used her in many ministries. After her retirement, she and her beloved Godmother relocated to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she prepared to enter the ministry by giving her Initial Sermon at Mount Zion Baptist Church while earning a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina. She was ordained by the Rowan Baptist Association in Greensboro, North Carolina on July 22, 2010. Rev. Williams became an Associate Minister at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Serenus T. Churn, Sr.
Her love for travel has taken her to several continents and countries…in Europe; Israel and Jordan in the Middle East; Egypt in Africa; Eastern and Western Caribbean; Canada; and the 50 states of the United States of America in North America.
After the death of her beloved Godmother, Rev. Williams relocated back to Maryland and reunited with The Greater First Baptist Church in Washington, DC, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Winston C. Ridley, Jr., where she currently serves as an Associate Minister.
Rev. Williams’ favorite scripture is I Corinthians 15:58, which reads…
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in