Rev. Reginald W. Williams, Jr.

Rev. Reginald W.  Williams, Jr.
Role: Pastor, First Baptist Church of University Park

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Rev. Reginald W. Williams Jr. is the first of three children born to Dr. Reginald Sr. and the late Atty. Marcelle H. Williams.  He was born and raised in Chicago, IL, into a family, which acknowledged and affirmed a spirituality that serves God by serving God’s people, particularly in the cause of liberation. ...


In November of 1998, Rev. Williams acknowledged and accepted God’s Call on his life to Christian ministry, and enrolled at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in the fall of 1999. He completed this program and received his Master of Divinity degree on May 11, 2002. Upon the completion of his degree requirements at Virginia Union University, Rev. Williams, was called to serve the Trinity United Church of Christ under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., as the Associate Pastor for Justice Ministries.  In September of 2008, Rev. Williams was called to serve as pastor of the First Baptist Church of University Park, IL.

...Rev. Williams has been awarded numerous honors and commendations for his commitment to people and the process of bringing about social justice.

...Rev. Williams’ passion is for social justice through a spiritually centered and culturally relevant praxis that brings liberation to all of God’s children!

Read Rev. Reginald William's full biography at http://fbc-up.org/about-us/#section-pastor

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6th and 7th Words and Benediction: Good Friday 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
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Part 3: Sermon on the 6th Word by Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship West Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas | Sermon on the 7th Word by Rev. Reginald Williams, Senior Pastor, 1st Baptist Church of University Park, University Park, Illinois | Benediction by Father Michael Pfleger, Senior Pastor