Pastor Derrick A. Williams has been laboring in the vineyard, leading and teaching the believers about the love of Jesus Christ for over 30 years. Leading the Shiloh Baptist Church as Senior Pastor for the past 12 years, Pastor Williams is a constant, steadfast, unmovable force here, always abound in the work of the Lord. His love for God and God’s people is evident by all those he encounters.
In 1980, as a young man, Pastor Williams became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando. He served under in many ministries including Boy Scouts Master, President of the Brotherhood, Shiloh’s Men’s Chorus, Sunday School Teacher and Bible School Teacher. In 1988, Pastor Williams was ordained as Servant-Deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church by Rev. J. W. Toomer, and later served as Chairman of the Deacons’ Ministry for 14 years. In December 2005, Minister Williams accepted the call of God and was licensed to preach in 2005, and was ordained in July 2009.
God has added many new members and several ministries to the Church under Pastor Williams’ leadership. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Williams established the Intercessory Prayer Ministry, the Shiloh Parking Ministry and the “Answered Prayer Ministry”(APM). The APM consists of the Shiloh’s food pantry and clothes closet, which provides goods to needy households within the Orlando community.
Pastor Williams worked locally for over 35 years as an engineer, with his most recent position as a Senior Engineering Manager. His earnest desire is that the people of God will learn how to “be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”.(James 1:22) When not ministering at home, at work, or at Shiloh, he ministers by example, to those he encounters, by his caring and gentle spirit. He is married to his high school sweetheart Brenda and they are the proud parents of two lovely children.