Louie Williams

I am relatively new to the St. Louis area. My wife Melissa and I have spent most of

our 28 years together in North MS. We have had the privilege of serving in various

churches in North MS and one church in Central KY before moving to Hazelwood.

When Melissa and I married neither of us had any idea that pastoral ministry was in

the future, but we could not have planned a better life for ourselves. God has been

faithful to us as we raised our family, while pastoring churches and pursuing my

education at Blue Mountain College, Liberty University and The New Orleans Baptist

Theological Seminary. 

We must be phenomenal parents (or great cooks) because all of our children are still

close by us. Reid (1994), Olivia (1997), Chase (2002), and Lauryn (2004) live at home with us

and our adopted daughter Anna, her husband Rusty and their 4 children live

down the street from us. As you can imagine we enjoy family time, cookouts and family road

trips. One of my great passions is missions. I have had the opportunity to travel to

the Philippines 14 times, sharing the gospel in multiple locations all over the

Philippines. I love the Filipino people and each time I go I feel like I’m coming home

and seeing family. I have also been blessed to share the love of God, through the

gospel, in Nigeria. One of my greatest joys though is to do missions with my family

within the continental United States. Together we have served in Goodyear AZ,

Charleston WV, New Orleans LA, Flagler CO, Marion OH, Atlanta GA, and Joplin MO.

We love to see our country while helping others!

As a pastor, my heart is to help the church live the gospel message daily. The church

is not a building for religious propaganda, but the body of Christ commissioned to

continue the ministry of Christ on earth. We are His hands, His feet and His voice to

those that are looking for life and hope. My desire is to help us live the life of Jesus

naturally so that others may see Him through us. We can’t live a sinless life, like

Jesus, but we can live a life that reflects our trust in Jesus in spite of our failures,

trials, sufferings and shortcomings. My life verse is Philippians 1:20 “According to

my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that

with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body,

whether it be by life, or by death.”