But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,

and all these things will be added to you.

             -Matt 6:33

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About Me

Larry Williams is one of six children born to the late Albert and

Mae Jessie Williams. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee and

graduated from Blake High School in Tampa, Florida and from the

Florida School of Preaching in Lakeland, FL. He earned a Bachelor

of Science degree and a Master’s degree from Abilene Christian

University in  Abilene, Texas. He also earned a Master’s degree in

Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Sarasota,

Florida.  He completed the Doctoral Program (ABD) in Psychology

and Mental Health at Argosy University in Sarasota.


At age 16, Brother Williams obeyed the gospel of Christ under the

teaching of Brother Taylor in Mt. Dora, Florida. Shortly after

obeying the gospel, he was motivated and encouraged by various

ministers to preach and serve. Since 1965, he has been preparing

and dedicating himself to the ministry of the gospel of Christ. 

Brother Williams labored with the Cleveland Avenue Church of

Christ in Columbus, Ohio, and the Holt Street Church of Christ in

Montgomery, AL. His work as the full-time minister at the 201

Church of Christ congregation began in 1988. Under his leadership,

the work at the 201 congregation has been progressing and

developing steadily and positively. For five years, he delivered

the gospel via the WWPR 1490 radio. He served as host minister for the 2002 and 2014 Florida State Lectureships and established the annual Manasota Lectureship, hosted by the 201 Church of Christ each year in July.  In addition, he founded MLK Ministries, Inc., whose food bank program currently feeds 200+ local families each week. 

He is supported and encouraged through his servanthood by his wife Linda, who he has been married to since 1968. They are the proud parents of five lovely children: Frances Shaw, Lawrence, Twyla, Latorence and Taj. They have 12 grandchildren, six great-grands, one son-in-law and two daughters-in-law.


In addition to his church ministry, Brother Williams has worked as Manager at Supreme Life Company, Corrections Officer at New Jersey State Prison, Aide at Happy Haven Nursing Home, Chaplain at three fire departments in Manatee County and Mental Health Counselor at Centerstone Behavior Health Systems. During his tenure at the 201 Church of Christ, he and Sister Williams have dedicated their lives to promoting good mental health, and most of all, spirituality through the Gospel of Christ


How I Can Help You?

I offer a series of counseling sessions geared toward individuals and families. Together, we can build a session that focuses on different areas of your life that need healing. As a minister, I do focus on repairing your mind and body through building your spiritual character and relationship with God. To see other options, click here.
  • These sessions focus on character building.

    1 hr

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204 Martin Luther King Ave

Bradenton, FL 34208


Tel: 941-748-2040


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