My name is Justin Williams; I was born February 15th 1983 in Bentonville, Arkansas. I was saved August 24th 1996, dedicated my life to ministry July 12th 2000, and was ordained by a council of 16 men in 2010. I married Katie Davis on October 30th 2003, and we were then blessed with a beautiful son whom we named Kaleb. I graduated with my associate degree in Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary on September 2007, and I am pursuing my bachelors degree with Liberty. I have served as an Outreach Minister / Worship Minister / and Youth Minister. I have been serving in ministry for over 10 years now, and I currently am a Pastor / Church Planter North of Kansas City. I have a heart for seeing lives impacted by individuals who are authentically living out their faith. I also have a passion for church planting, but what is most important to me other than God is my family. I can’t begin to express how God has blessed me with such a great family. My wife is humble, supportive, loving, and everything I could hope for. My son is a minni-me, and I can feel my parent’s pain through him. On July 30th, 2010 my wife Katie and I welcomed into the world Trinity Lynn Williams a beautiful 6lb 10oz little girl, and God is continuing to bless. God is Good All the Time. I can’t thank him enough. (Check out some of my favorites below)
Zaxby’s, Flying Burrito, Chili’s, Acambraro, Hunan Chinease, Outback, Colton’s, Jim’s Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Smokin Joe’s BBQ, Dickies BBQ, Napolie’s Italian, AQ Chicken, Catfish John’s, Mad Pizza, and the list goes on. Needless to say I like food.
I am beginning to love music more and more every day, but a few of my favorites are Hillsong, Steve FEE, Jesus Culture, Thousand Foot Krutch, Decyfer Down, Red, The Wedding, Building 429, Casting Crowns, Third Day, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Mercy Me, Switchfoot, Kutless, Pillar, Toby Mac, 12 Stones, Newsboys, Flyleaf, Superchick, Brandon Heath, Skillet, New Found Glory and most Christian Rock. I even like a little blue grass from time to time.
To Save a Life, Blind Side, Passion of Christ, Left Behind Series, How Great Is Our God, Flight of the Navigator, I Robot, Facing the Giants, Remember the Titans, We are Marshal, Radio, Home Town Legend, Flywheel, End of the Spear, Fireproof, National Security, Independence Day, Face Off, Conair, Here On Earth, Just Like Heaven, Hitch, Transformers 1, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid, The Fox and the Hound, and I’m a big fan of all of the Disney Pixar Films especially Toy Story, Cars, and Wall-E.
I would consider my library a pretty good size for being young in ministry, but here are some of my favorite books and authors: The Bible, Transforming Church In Rural America, IT, Change Your Church for Good, Vintage Church, Breakout Church, Wild at Heart, Communicating for a Change, Purpose Driven Life/Church/Youth Ministry, What In the World Is Going On, Jesus Freak 1 & 2, Billy The Untold Story, Standing On the Promises, One Month To Live, Man of God, Power of Prayer, Can You Handle the Truth?, Wasted, Against All Odds, and books from authors listed under heroes. Visit My Library for recommended reading.
Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul, Adrian Rogers, W.A. Criswell, Charles Spurgeon, J. Vernon McGee, Andy Stanley, Mark Driscoll, Shannon O’dell, Brandon Cox, Danny Kirk, Grady Higgs, Paul Baloche, Church Planters, Youth Pastors, Chuck Norris, B.B. King, and My Dad.
Guitar/Keyboard/Music, Martial Arts, Hunting, Fishing, Camping/Hiking/Outdoors, Reading, Blogging, Motorcycling, Web Design, Off Roading, Painting, Writing, Paint Ball, playing sports and enjoying life.
My favorite would have to be football: Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys, & Kansas City Chiefs, but I also enjoy baseball: Arkansas Naturals, St. Louis Cardinals, & Kansas City Chiefs. I haven’t been much of a basketball fan since the Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley era, but I might watch a College or Chicago Bulls game every now and then. I also am a Nascar fan, but I don’t have much time to watch the races anymore. Tony Stewart #14 is my favorite Driver. My son loves it, and his favorite is Jeff Gordin #24. (Don’t ask me why) The sport that I am most involved with is Ultimate Fighting Championship. Due to my love for the martial arts I can’t help, but to be drawn to it. I really enjoy watching fighters like Rich Franklin and Matt Hughes due to their testimonies, but I also like watching Bj Penn, Randy Coutoure, Churck Lidell, and many others fight.
“I did not come to condemn the world but that the world through me might be saved.” – Jesus
“Where there is no sacrifice, there can be no victory.” – Archibal Witwicky
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.” – Oogway
“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.” – Oogway
“Since when did it become safe to follow Christ? Maybe it’s time to come out of the cage and live dangerously for the cause of Christ.” ~ Mark Batterson
“You’re so heavenly minded, you’re no earthly good.” – Johnny Cash (True wake-up call!)
“Get off your ash heap, and Go” – Shannon O’Dell (Matthew 28)
“Dogs don’t bark at parked cars.” – Ken Blackwell
My favorite thing to do of all is spend time in the Word of God and with my family. I love playing and cuddling with my son, as well as spending quality one on one time with my wife. Family time is always the best. Make your family a top priority in your life.