Rev. Thelma Williams

twilliams@bethelame-saginaw.orgThelma Ragland was born in Louisa County, Virginia on August 1, 1949, the fifth of eleven children. She graduated from A.G. Richardson High School in Louisa, Virginia. She had her first daughter, Sonya, after which she attended Norfolk University graduating with a B.S. degree in Special Education. She taught at Louisa County High ScRev. Thelma Williamshool for three years. She also attended Central Michigan University and has been teaching in Saginaw, Michigan for 27 years. 

Mrs. Thelma Hughes married Harold Williams and had two other children (Raven and Crystal) and three grandchildren (China, Calvin III and Anwar, Jr.).

Mrs. Williams answered her call to the ministry in November of 1999.  She was admitted to the Michigan Conference in August of 2000. She was ordained Rev. Thelma Williams, Itinerant Deacon in August of 2002 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Rev. Williams currently serves as an Associate Minister to Pastor Saunders. She assists with the order of service, Communion, hospital visitations, funerals and other areas as needed. She is also an advisor to the youth usher board, a substitute teacher for the Christian Education Department, trainer/mentor for youth in the church and a volunteer for Vacation Bible School.

Rev. Williams’ favorite quotes are: “Kindness never hurts anyone, in fact, it just might save your life some day” ; and, “If I can help somebody as I travel along the way, my living will not be in vain”. Her favorite scriptures are Romans 8:37 – “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us and I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Rev. Williams’ greatest desire is that everyone would develop and keep a personal relationship with Christ….that none shall perish and everyone will be saved.