External Relations and Recruitment
A.S., North Greenville College; B.S., Winthrop University; M.Div., Southeastern Theological Seminary; D.Min., North Greenville University
Jamie Williams grew up in Sumter, S.C. He attended Thomas Sumter Academy and went to church at Bethel Baptist. At 16 years old he felt the Lord calling him into ministry while sharing Christ with another teenager on the roof of a pump house on the top of a mountain in Hazard, Ky. The Lord used his Christian home, youth ministry, mission trips, FCA, Summersalt, and several very special people to help Williams grow as a servant of the gospel. He served in full-time church ministries for nearly 30 years before accepting the opportunity to continue his ministry on the campus of Erskine College.
After graduating from seminary, Williams became Youth Pastor and Sports Ministry Director at First Baptist Church Moncks Corner. He met some of the finest teenagers in the Lowcountry while serving there and saw first-hand the powerful impact that leagues such as Upward Basketball and Upward Soccer can have on a community.
After 10 years in Moncks Corner, Williams accepted the call as pastor of First Baptist Church in Hampton, S.C. There Williams worked alongside fellow believers who had a heart for missions, and he found many avenues for ministry through meeting community needs. He also worked with Relay for Life, which opened the door for conversations about God’s faithfulness and salvation, even in the midst of great difficulty.
Pastoral work next took Williams to Honea Path First Baptist Church where he ministered to youth and college students for 12 years. Some of his favorite memories include doing ministry on local high school campuses, celebrating Jesus in the old church basement, and leading retreats and camps. Williams also took students on mission trips to Roatan, Honduras and Puerto Rico. Now, Williams continues serving in Honea Path in lay ministry.
Jamie’s wife, Heather, is a K-5 teacher at Honea Path Elementary. His older daughter, Joy, is a high school senior and plans to pursue athletic training when she goes to college. His younger daughter, Ann Louise, is a freshman in high school; she loves music and is interested in pursuing an education in the medical field.
Williams loves serving his church and doing pretty much anything with his family. He enjoys visiting the mountains and the beach and traveling to see family and friends who live out of town. In his spare time, he enjoys a game of spades or chess, cheering for his favorite teams or players, spending time on the lake, shooting, and just sitting down over a plate of wings to talk about Jesus with friends.
Hey! My name is Jamie Williams. I serve the Erskine admissions office by reaching out to churches, campus ministries, and Christian schools. I invite teenagers who love ministry and the gospel to come and make Erskine home during their college years. It is our prayer that the environment on Erskine’s campus will be encouraging to every believer’s walk with Christ and inviting to anyone who has not yet believed.
For nearly 30 years, I have served in the church discipling students, and I am excited to bring my experience working with students into my role here at Erskine. I live in Honea Path with my wife Heather and daughters Joy and Ann Louise. We worship and serve at Honea Path First Baptist Church.
Please let me know how I can help and encourage you!