JURISDICTION OF ARKANSAS
The Bishop Dr. Junius Earl Williams
is a native of Sparkman, Arkansas; He was born to Elder Earl June Williams and Mrs. Frances Lee Williams on February 5, 1956. He was raised in the Church of God in Christ. After graduating high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Missionary Glenda R. Hunter, a beautiful young woman inside and out. Bishop Williams and his wife have been happily married for forth-four years and are the parents of three children whom they have been blessed to educate: two daughters, Sharenda Williams, MD; Sharesa Williams, MD; one son Calvin Williams, graduate of University of Arkansas Conway Arkansas; one grandson; one granddaughter.
Bishop Williams was saved and filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1980. He was called by God into the ministry in 1982 and ordained in 1984 by Bishop Donne L. Lindsey, He was appointed to his first church 1988, to the office of District Superintendent 1995, to the office of Administrative Assistant 2000. Bishop Williams, have have 35 years of pastoral experience, He is Is currently the proud Pastor of the Greater Love Church of God in Christ, Camden, Arkansas, where he and his wife have been serving for over 28 years. Bishop Williams is the founder of to churches. Bishop Williams was appointed by Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. on November 7, 2011. A chosen vessel of God, he has devoted his time to bring the kingdom full circle in the house of worship. His proven efforts include a continuously growing membership, as he has incorporated many ministries to satisfy God’s call for kingdom building.
Bishop Junius Earl Williams continued his education at South Arkansas University Magnolia, Arkansas; Charles Harrison Mason Bible College, Camden Arkansas; and Agape School of World Evangelism, Little Rock, Arkansas, Bishop Williams earned a Doctor of Divinity in Episcopal studies. Civilian involvements are NAACP, President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Hospice care, Civilian awards, Community service Excellence award (Example of servant- Leadership), and outstanding Minister of the community. Bishop Williams is a living example that “many are called but few are chosen.”
His Motto: “God first, Family second, and business third! Keep your life in order and God will bless you like you would never believe.”
First Lady of the 4th Jurisdiction
Madam Glenda Williams
Elect-Lady Glenda R. Williams was born in Clark Country Arkansas in the year of 1957, to Bert and the late Mother Mary Hunter. She is the six of eight siblings.
Madam Williams graduated from Sparkman High School with honors in 1975. She also was united in holy wedlock on June 27, 1975. Madam and Bishop Williams was blessed with two daughters and one Son, they also have two grandchildren.
Madam Williams was saved and filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1980; she became a member of the Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, Sparkman Arkansas under the leadership of Elder Paul Williams.
She has served in in the local church as Sunday School Teacher, Choir President, Youth Director, Minister Wives President, Bible Band Teacher and Secretary.
Madam Williams truly is a woman of many talents who uses them in the work of the ministry. Madam Williams was appointed to serve as District Missionary of The Camden North District under Mother Bernice Lambert an Office she held for over ten Years.
She is founder of the “WISH’ Newsletters (Women Inspired, Sanctified and Holy). She work alongside her husband Bishop Williams, in the Ministry at Greater Love Church of God in Christ, She is a Licensed Missionary, First Lady of Greater Love Church of God in Christ, State Minister Wives President and the first Lady of Fourth Jurisdiction of Arkansas Church of God in Christ.
Madam Williams formerly served as the Second Jurisdiction of Arkansas State Women Conference and Licensing Committee Co-Chairman.
Because of her love and compassion for women, the Lord placed it in her heart to organize the Sister Love Fellowship Ministries in 2004 that promote love, friendship, fellowship, unity and high self-esteem for women.
Madam Williams has been employed at the Arkadelphia Public School District for 21 years: currently serving as personnel Assistant, she is a license realtor and has been for over twenty years.
Madam Williams’s utmost desire is to please the Lord and hear God say well done thy good and faithful servant.
Mother Geneva Odems was born the second of eleven children to George W. and Trudy Lee Reed Williams. She is a 1962 graduate of Rosenwald High School of Junction City, AR. She furthered her education at the Oil Belt Vocational Technical School in El Dorado, AR where she studied both bookkeeping and accounting. She married Clyde W. Odems in March of 1964. She is the mother of three children; one daughter and two sons.
Mother Odems had a love for God as a youth. She sought a deeper relationship and understanding of the word of God by enrolling in a bible correspondence course from Ambassador College, Pasadena, California. From her childhood she sang in the choir and served on the usher board. In 1968 Bishop J. E. Bouldware came to El Dorado, AR preaching Holiness, Sanctification, Tithing, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. He gave scriptures and challenged them to go home and read it for themselves. She did just that and believed.
Mother Odems united with Bouldware Temple Church of God in Christ. She served in many areas of the church including, Sunday School Superintendent, Teacher, Sunshine Band President, Choir President, Usher President, and Administrative Assistant to Bishop Bouldware, to name a few. She served as instructor for the City Usher Board of El Dorado, AR which consisted of several churches of various denominations.
Mother Odems was licensed as an Evangelist and District Missionary under Supervisor, Mother Eva McGhee. She served as District Sunday School Field Representative and was elevated to the office of District Sunday School Superintendent under the leadership of Bishop D.L. Lindsey. Mother Odems is a member of the Glovers Memorial Church of God in Christ in Emerson, AR where Superintendent Larry Ferguson is her pastor. She serves locally as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.
God has broadened her territory through the leadership of the Honorable Prelate, Bishop J. E. Williams; a leader who has keen insight and an ear to hear from God. Mother Odems was consecrated as Supervisor of Women of the Fourth Jurisdiction of Arkansas on November 7, 2014 by our General Supervisor, Mother Willie May Rivers. To God be the glory!