Bishop Robert L. Williams Jr. was born November 20, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York and is the Eldest son of Robert and Wilhemina Williams.
Robert came to the Lord in March of 1987 when he heard the Word of the Lord Preached by Bishop Huie L. Rogers. Bishop Williams response to that Word was to repent, be baptized and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost that same day. Bishop Williams was a faithful and dedicated member of the Greater Bibleway Temple in Brooklyn, New York. By the Grace of God and the tutelage of Bishop Rogers he was matured in the things of Christ and develop as a Minister of the Gospel. While at the Greater Bibleway Temple he served on the Board of Ministers and Elders, the Christian Education Department, the Drama Guild and was the head of the Greater Bibleway Temple Security Department.
In 1998, he was led to relocate to Jersey City, New Jersey and to align himself with the True Vine Church of Jesus, Pastored by Overseer Roderick Allen. At the True Vine Church of Jesus, he was given the responsibility of the Christian Education department and the Men’s Ministry. On July 17, 2004 with the recommendation of Pastor Roderick Allen he was ordained an Elder in the Lord’s Church by Apostle Ralph L. Dennis, Presiding Prelate of the Kingdom Covenant Fellowship Ministries.
Bishop Williams is a man of faith and like other men of faith he went where the Lord said to go. This assignment was to the mountains of Pennsylvania. Bishop Williams started Salt of the Earth Ministries in his home in 2003. This church grew and many sons and daughters were born to this ministry.
The Lord began to trouble Bishop Williams’ spirit with a particular need in the Wilkes-Barre region of Pennsylvania, in fact he was heard to say on many occasions that he felt pregnant with it. He sought advice from Apostle Floyd Nelson whom God has sent as a Spiritual Father and covering for him. Apostle Nelson directed him to go to Wilkes-Barre and see what God would show him. As a result of the leading of the Holy Ghost and the advice of Apostle Nelson, in September 2011 Salt of the Earth Ministries Wilkes-Barre an outreach ministry was birthed. These Ministries currently feeds over 3,500 people a year as well as provide clothing and limited counseling to youth and teens.
The privilege of being Consecrated Bishop in the Lord’s Church was by the hands of the Late Presiding Bishop Floyd E Nelson Sr, the late Apostle Joseph N Williams and Apostle Vincent L Greaves Sr on September 12, 2012.
Bishop Williams married Lady Charisse Williams in 1985 and is the proud father of three sons Shalik, Dawan and Kamal Williams. He also is the proud grandfather of seven and one beautiful great-grand daughter.
Having therefore obtained the help of God, I continue unto this day.