Rev. Darnell Williams,
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, was ordained a minister to gospel ministry in 1992. He is a graduate of Holmes College (Greenville, SC) with a B.A. where he studied pastoral ministry and New Testament Greek. He continued theological training at Erskine Seminary (Due West of SC).

Currently, he serves as senior pastor of New Life Church International, a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural ministry in Lima, Ohio. He provides oversight as an Apostle to the New Life Church Network.

He is a graduate of Regent’s University Graduate School of Business where he earned a Masters of Management with a specialization in Non-Profit Management. He was blessed with the opportunity to study at Hertford College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, U.K. Professionally, he has worked for some of corporate America’s major financial institutions – First USA, Farmers Insurance Group and JP Morgan Chase, NA and Bank One.

He has been happily married to Charlene Williams since March 20, 1993. They are the proud parents of a son, Adrian.

Pastor Williams feels that his life is defined by his love for Christ. He is unapologetic regarding his intimacy with His Savoir. He has shared his testimony and tearfully declared, “I fell in love with Jesus when I was sixteen years of age. He gave my life purpose and since that moment I have never stopped loving Him!” His favorite scripture is Psalms 100:5 “For the Lord is good and His loving kindness endures for ever.”

Pastor Charlene Williams,
Charlene is a native of Georgetown Guyana, South America. From her youth, she dedicated her life to the pursuit of the call of God. She graduated from the Assemblies of God Bible Institute in Guyana. Upon graduation, Charlene migrated to Trinidad where she continued her educational training at the highly esteemed West Indies School of Theology (W.I.S.T). She was honored by the faculty and her peers to be one of the two baccalaureate speakers of her graduating class.

Charlene then attended Holmes Bible College in Greenville SC, and graduated summa cumlaude with a B.S. degree in Bible and Christian Education. As a testimony of the favor of God on her life, Charlene was recognized with the N.J Holmes Founders award which is given to the student in honor of exemplary academic performance and outstanding Christian character.

Currently, she has earned a masters in Christian Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne, IN. Charlene and her husband Darnell have been blessed to serve the body of Christ as pastors. Their passion is the training and development of leaders. They currently serve as senior pastors of New Life Church International, a multi-ethnic multi-cultural church in Lima Ohio.

However, her greatest accomplishment is being called “mom” by their son Adrian.