The Williams Family
About Michael Williams:
I was born in McMillan, Michigan to Pastor and Mrs. Paul Williams. My father has been the pastor of Northstar Baptist Church for 37 years as of July, 2012. I received Jesus Christ as my Saviour while at a revival meeting when I was five years old. I surrendered to be a missionary at the age of nine while attending a revival meeting preached by Wade Eddie. A few months later, a missionary on his way to Africa came to our church; It was then that I knew that God was calling me to Africa.
About Brooke Williams:
I was born in Memphis Tenessee to Robert and JoBeth Hooker. Due to complications at my birth my mother and I almost died, but God spared our lives. When I was three years old, my father moved our family from Tennessee to Indiana so that he could attend Hyles-Anderson College. At the age of seven, I trusted Christ as my personal Saviour. At age eleven, I was in a serious car accident and almost died, but once again, God spared my life. My mother has reminded me of this many times, telling me, “Brooke, God spared your life twice for a very special purpose.” Quite possibly it has been this saying that has been my inspiration for serving the Lord. On deputation God again spared my life when I rolled our vehicle on the way home from our first meeting, and again I was reminded that God has a special plan for me.
About our Family:
Brooke and I were married on June 09, 2001. We both graduated from Bible College the following Spring. Since then, God has given us five boys to raise for Him as we have served first in Ghana, West Africa for almost three years and then Germany for nearly two years. God used us to help start the Independent Baptist Church of Kumasi, Ghana, to start the First Baptist Church of Awafo, Ghana, and to pastor the Word of God Church in Nuremberg, Germany. In 2012, God laid it on my heart to begin the work of GEMS and directed us back to Ghana, where we started the Faith Independent Baptist Church in Apewu. As GEMS is enlarged according to the Lord's will, we will continue to start churches around the Lake Bosomtwe region, across Ghana and around the world!