MEET OUR PASTOR & FIRST LADY
Rev. Curtis M. Williams II
Rev. Curtis M. Williams II, accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age and was a member of True Gospel Tabernacle COGIC, in Philadelphia, PA. As a member at TGT, he served in a number of roles including, Deacon, Choir member, Sunday School teacher, and President of the Youth Department.
Curtis was licensed to preach in 2009, and in 2011 was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God In Christ (COGIC) by the late Bishop Curly Guidry.
In May 2017, Curtis joined the New Jersey Annual Conference of the AME Zion Church. During his tenure, he has served on the ministerial staff at Victory in Pleasantville, NJ and Wesley in Burlington, NJ.
In May 2018, at the 144thsession of the NJ Annual Conference, Curtis received his first Pastoral appointment from Bishop Dennis V. Proctor, to Price Memorial in Atlantic City, NJ. He is passionate about helping people to connect with God and fulfilling their purpose.
Rev. Curtis M. Williams II holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Africana Studies from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and a Master of Science in Public Affairs from Rutgers University. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Rutgers, with a primary focus in Community Development. He has been active in the education and youth development fields for 13 years. He has been an adjunct professor, substitute teacher, and has worked in a number of youth development organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA. He currently works as the Community Programs Director leading the Families to College initiative, which utilizes a whole-family mentoring model to help improve educational attainment in the surrounding community.
Minister B. Lauren Williams
B. Lauren accepted Christ as her savior at the tender age of seven. She has served in ministry throughout the years and has noteworthy experience in organizational leadership, program development, and youth ministry.
She is the founder and owner of LB Designs & Consulting LLC and LB Photography, a business that works closely with individuals and organizations to develop tailored marketing and branding solutions that meet their needs and help drive their potential for success.
She has over 10 years of experience in organizational leadership, program development and youth ministry. Throughout those years, she has worked with several nonprofits and youth organizations to improve team performance, improve staff performance, and managing organizational growth. She is currently the Program Director for a non-profit organization that advocates for youth within the child welfare system.
B. Lauren was licensed as a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in October 2016. Through God’s grace and presence in her life, she has served in various positions of ministry leadership. She currently serves as the District Director of Young Adults in Christian Education for the Camden District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning -Rutgers University, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership- Regent University, and is currently matriculating in the Doctoral Program at Regent University with a focus on Strategic Leadership.
Curtis and Lauren are a couple that expresses their faith in God through Christian discipleship, loving their family, serving in the church and their community. The couple met while they were both students at Rutgers University-Camden and were involved with Living Branch Ministries, a student-led ministry on campus, that both had the opportunity to lead. Both will tell you that their experience with Living Branch Ministries was transformative and essential to helping them become the adults that they are today. They are excited to continue living life and serving God together while serving at Price Memorial and the community at large.