Williams Ordained in Wrangell

Howard Williams was ordained to the gospel ministry in the presence of his congregation on Sabbath, Feb. 15, in Wrangell. Williams worked for years in South America as pilot, mechanic and lay pastor. He and his wife, Charlene, are fluent in Spanish, which has helped them establish Spanish work wherever they go, even as far north as Alaska.

In 2009, the Williamses were called to pastor the Wrangell/Petersburg District where they have reached out to each community. Howard has connected with a small group of Spanish-speaking people in Petersburg. He is a member of the local ministerial association and is an active part of community events. Charlene began a ministry in Wrangell called Bear Basics, a secondhand store.

Howard has regularly helped organize the annual camp meeting on Vank Island and is always available to help with summer camp programs.

And now, another step awaits. The Williamses have accepted a call to pastor the Dillingham and Togiak churches beginning in May. They look forward to what God has in store them there.

March 13, 2014 / Alaska Conference