Williams is a proud product of Brooklyn, NY. She currently serves as the
Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton in Bridgehampton, NY.
She is the first woman to be elected to the office in the 95-year history of
Pastor Williams is passionate about ministry and the work
that God has called her to do. She has devoted her ministerial and professional
careers to addressing the whole person as it relates to one’s spiritual and
As the creator and
facilitator of Who’s That Lady?, she
conducts and organizes in-depth Bible studies and conferences that highlight
women of The Bible. Who’s That Lady? has become an international ministry movement
reaching as far as Kenya and Uganda. In July 2019, Rev. Williams, in partnership
with Restoring Hopes Ministries, opened the Who’s That Lady? Academy for all
Children a pre-school that educates and supports HIV positive children in Miwani,
Kenya. In addition, her first book, “I See You, Sis: Inspirations from Heroic
Women of the Bible Hidden in Plain Sight”, is scheduled for a Spring
Together with her husband, she created the marriage ministry
program, “Your Marriage T.H.D. - Touched, Healed and Delivered”. It is their sole objective to share this
program, using it to fortify and bless married couples all over the world.
Using biblical principles and focused exercises, they help couples better
understand marriage and God’s plan for it.
Rev. Williams is currently pursuing a degree in Christian Studies and holds
a certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. In
2016, she became a Fellow of the Princeton Theological Seminary Black Theology
and Leadership Institute and currently serves on the WIM (Women in Ministry)
Committee of Princeton Theological Seminary. She is also a 2019 Hampton
University PRIME (Pastoral Renewal in Ministry Excellence) fellow.
Fun-loving and full of life, Pastor Williams is also a bit
of an adventurist. She has successfully sky dived, bungee jumped and completed a one-mile swim race in the Long Island
Sound. In 2014, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in support of
the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. Her motto is, “She believed she
could, so she did.”
Nevertheless, considering all her accomplishments, she is
proudest of her roles as “Tia” to her amazing nieces and nephews, “G-Ma” to her
eight beautiful God-children, “Mom” to her Kenyan son Moses, and wife to Deacon
Lawrence Williams, her husband of 22 years.
Rev. Tish firmly believes that her life is a true reflection
of Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.”