Greater Faith Assembly

Bishop Raphael & Pastor Patricia Williams
1330 Crane
Detroit, MI 48214



Bishop Raphael Williams & Pastor Patricia Williams

BISHOP RAPHAEL WILLIAMS, SR.

Pastor & Founder of:

Greater Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries

 Bishop Raphael Williams, Sr. is God’s visionary for Greater Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries, Inc. located on Detroit’s eastside. Serving as Pastor and Founder since 1988, this ministry started inside of his home on American Street in Detroit, with just his wife and children. His consistent obedience has taken the Greater Faith Assembly congregation from GLORY to GLORY.

The Membership had grown from seven (7) in 1988 to five hundred (500) and counting. During these years, Bishop Williams’ uncompromising and bold teaching of God’s Word has changed the lives of people both at Greater Faith Assembly and around the World. To accommodate the tremendous growth of church membership, several building expansion plans have come to life under the direction of Pastor Williams, from his home in 1988, to the small storefront in 1989, to a 100-seat sanctuary in 1991, to a large office space in a trucking facility in 1995. In December of 1997, inspired by God, Bishop Williams used donated land to build a church from the ground up. Through much prayer, fasting, and true commitment, their Ribbon Cutting Service officiated Saturday, August 22, 1999, naming 1330 Crane their new Home of Worship – “The City of Praise”, a beautiful edifice seating approximately 700 and estimating over two (2) million dollars in value.

 With these accomplishments and many other community empowering projects, Bishop Williams continues to equip people in economics, leadership, and business. Bishop Williams has achieved many triumphs on local, national, and international levels. He is currently in the process of opening a new bible college institute and continuing his vision of building new homes, which he has currently built five (5) in the community surrounding the church.

Bishop Williams and his loving wife, Pastor Patricia Williams, are the proud parents of six (6) children, who all work faithfully in ministry: Kyra, Church Administrator; Raphael Jr., Elder & Youth Pastor; Rachard, Musical Director/Organist; Randon (Romero), Choir Director/Musician; Kalia, Praiser; Kaylyn, Youth Department Leader. One grandson, Rico, with hopes of many more to come. They also serve as surrogate parents for many other children in the church and community.

 

 

Pastor Patricia R. Williams

 Patricia R. Williams, one of Detroit’s most admired and respected women, for over 25 years, Mrs. Williams has touched the lives of others through counseling, sound instruction, and encouragement.  As an inspiration to others, she conveys unparalleled strength and integrity to her surroundings.  As a native Detroiter, she has an uncompromising commitment to her community; serving as a role model to women, youth and mentor to future business leader. Her personality, commitment to God, and dedication to positive change has rehabilitated neighborhoods and re-established families in the metropolitan area. 

 Over the years, Patricia Williams has worked on Greater Faith Assembly Outreach Ministries’ most acclaimed services.  Mrs. Williams also organizes fellowship retreats for various organizations, including workshops and seminars to empower person(s) in need.  She makes time for missionary work and has a grand desire for people to succeed in their aspiration.  Patricia Williams is not only an Ambassador to the United Nations for world peace; her involvement in the community has earned her recognition from the State of Michigan, Senator Hansen Clarke, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit City Council, and countless Community Leaders and Pastors around the country.

Patricia Williams commits herself to her family; by being a devoted wife to her husband, Bishop Raphael Williams Sr., and a loving mother to her six wonderful saved children, three sons and three daughters. She attended Western International High School; Wayne State University; and Detroit Business Institute.  She is completing her Doctorate Degree at Ministerial Training Institute (MTI) of Detroit, MI., and diligently works along side her husband as Director of Operations for City of Praise Community Development Corporation.

 

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