Our Pastor
Reverend Damien Williams
Senior Pastor
Damien N. Williams grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended Dallas Public Schools graduating with honors from
David W. Carter High School.   He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University having earned both a Bachelor of
Arts in Christian Studies and a Master of Arts in Christian Education.  Damien is pursuing a Doctorate in
Ministry Degree at Anderson University (Clamp Divinity School) in Anderson, South Carolina and holds
certificates in Dispute Resolution and Title IX.
Serving in ministry since 1997, Damien is a much sought-after speaker in both churches and schools. He served
as Youth Pastor at the Historic New Hope Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas and St. Mark Missionary Baptist
Church also in Dallas.  He was featured in Gospel Today magazine as one of the world's "Most Loved Pastors"
in November 2003.  He has served as Pastor of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cason, Texas,
Kilgore Baptist Church in Kilgore, Texas, Executive/Assistant Pastor of Sweet Home Baptist in Round Rock,
Texas, Pastor of New Generation Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, was founding/lead pastor of The Word
Church DFW, Senior Pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas and most recently called to
be the Fourteenth Senior Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Dallas. Damien is currently on the Board of
Directors for the Southeast Area of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and founder of Damien Williams
Ministries, Inc.
Damien worked for the Federal Government as a student intern for the U.S. Department of Education Office
for Civil Rights, served as the First-Generation College Student Coordinator and Communities in Schools
Coordinator at Northeast Texas Community College.  He has served as the Dean of Students and Athletic
Director at Texas College in Tyler, Texas. He has served as the Director of the Educational Talent Search
Program, Academic Coordinator/Program Counselor for the Upward Bound Program, and Professor of
Religion at Jarvis Christian College, Dean of Students at Tyler Junior College, Vice President for Enrollment
Management at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas and Vice President for Student Services at
Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College in Logan, West Virginia.  Damien is a member of the
Biltmore Who's Who.  
Damien is married to Dr. LaStassia Williams, a registered nurse, and has five children, Jernecia,   Peyton,
Paige, Parker and Paxton.
5002 S. Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas
75215
Founded in 1873 by African-Americans