Jeff Williams

Class of 1994
Major: Religion
Currently: Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Geyer Springs, Little Rock, Arkansas

As a college student, Jeff Williams had no desire ever to be a senior pastor at a church. His vision was for a career of service through children’s or student ministry.

But God had a different vision for Jeff.

When the senior pastor retired from the church in Florida where Jeff served as children’s minister, church leaders encouraged him to step into the leadership role. That’s when he discovered that the education he received at the University of Mobile had prepared him not only to do what he thought he wanted to do – it also prepared him for what God planned for him.

Now, as senior pastor at a church in Arkansas with a Sunday worship attendance of about 2,500, Jeff is helping people have a Kingdom mindset to reach the community and world for Jesus Christ.

At the University of Mobile, Jeff found the academic preparation for seminary, the spiritual preparation to grow and serve, and the close relationships with professors and friends who continue to nurture and encourage him today.

From playing flag football on the intramural team to hanging out with friends on campus or cheering on the university’s basketball team against its arch rival, Jeff had a special college experience that shaped him into a leader prepared to answer “Send Me” when God opened the door.