Reverend Frank I. Williams - Senior Pastor
Pastor Frank was born on the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, W.I. He is a graduate of New York Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree, and was ordained to the Christian Ministry in 2002, under the auspices of the Reverend Dr. Samuel G. Simpson. Under the leadership and mentorship of Dr. Simpson, Pastor Frank has served at the Bronx Baptist Church in various capacities since 1994 and now joins the Wake-Eden family as Senior Pastor.
He also serves as the State Director of the Black Church Leadership Network of New York, which is a fellowship of 45 churches that focus on missions, leadership development, and prison outreach. In addition, he also serves as the Treasurer for the National African American Fellowship, SBC. Locally, he serves on the Caribbean Diaspora Baptist Clergy Association, and the Clergy Coalition of the 47th Precinct.
In 2007 through 2009, Pastor Frank served as the Interim Executive Director for the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, and was responsible for leading this association of over 225 churches scattered across southern Connecticut, northern New Jersey, New York City, and as far north as Dutchess County, NY. Frank has also served on the Baptist Convention of New York's (BCNY) Executive Board for two terms, was the 2007 BCNY Annual Meeting Conference Preacher.
Pastor Frank has a passion to teach God's word and has been called to serve the body of Christ. He was installed as the second pastor of the Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church on March 17, 2013. He and his wife Tisha have been married since 2006 and they have three children – Timothy, Tiffany, and Trinity.