Dr. Williams’ formal education includes a Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary, a Master’s of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s in Theology from International Apostolic University. He has extensive training in a variety of areas, including: community issues that affect minority populations, cultural diversity, and family development. He is also Certified Trauma Recovery Empowerment Instructor, Certified Youth/Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Certified Instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.Dr. Williams formerly served in the capacity of Community Service Director at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he worked in the area of HIV/AIDS and other minority health interventions. He also co-authored several related peer-reviewed publications. Upon his retirement, he continues to serve as adjunct Assistant Professor of Research. Dr. Williams has been pastoring for 26 years and is currently the Senior Servant of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio. He is also Project Director and Principal Investigator of the Motivate, Educate, Link, Train (MELT) Project, a federally funded SAMSHA program that endeavors to help reduce stigma around mental illness among African Americans through community education and training.