A native of Cleveland, Ohio, was ordained a minister to gospel ministry in 1992. He is a graduate of Holmes College (Greenville, SC) with a B.A. where he studied pastoral ministry and New Testament Greek. He continued theological training at Erskine Seminary (Due West of SC). Currently, he serves as senior pastor of New Life Church International, a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural ministry in Lima, Ohio. He provides oversight as Bishop to the New Life Church Network.
He is a graduate of Regent’s University Graduate School of Business where he earned a Masters of Management with a specialization in Non-Profit Management. He was blessed with the opportunity to study at Hertford College, Oxford University, Oxford, England, U.K. Professionally, he has worked for some of corporate America’s major financial institutions – First USA, Farmers Insurance Group and JP Morgan Chase, NA and Bank One.
Pastor Darnell is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. He serves as the Executive Treasurer to the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God.
He has been happily married to Charlene Williams since March 20, 1993. They are the proud parents of a son, Adrian.
Bishop Williams feels that his life is defined by his love for Christ. He is unapologetic regarding his intimacy with His Savoir. He has shared his testimony and tearfully declared, “I fell in love with Jesus when I was sixteen years of age. He gave my life purpose and since that moment I have never stopped loving Him!” His favorite scripture is Psalms 100:5 “For the Lord is good and His loving kindness endures for ever.”