WWU Welcomes Pastor Hyveth Williams

Willams to speak for fall Week of Worship

By: Becky St. Clair

Williams is Senior Pastor at the Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda, Calif.

Every quarter, WWU holds what is known as a Week of Worship, or WOW.  It is a time for students, staff, and faculty to come together to worship with song and prayer, and to listen to a spirituality-focused presentation each day. 

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This fall quarter’s WOW will be presented by Pastor Hyveth Williams, senior pastor at the Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda, Calif.  Williams also serves as an assistant professor of religion at Loma Linda University and Andrews University Theological Seminary.

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Willams graduated from Columbia Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1984, and received her Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1989.  In 1998 she graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a doctoral degree in ministry. 

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Williams represents many firsts.  She holds the distinction of being the first non-Episcopalian to receive the prestigious Fellowship from the Episcopal College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., and she is the first female senior pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  She is also the first black female Adventist pastor.

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Among her many awards, Williams was recently selected as Citizen of the Year for 2007 for Loma Linda and San Bernardino Counties by the Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce and California State Senate and Assembly.  She is also a recipient of the California Assembly Woman of Distinction Award for 2008.

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Williams has published three books, and has written for many magazines, including Insight, Signs of the Times, and Women of Spirit, among others.<o:p></o:p>



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Her WOW presentation topics will follow the theme, “Ready to Meet the King.”  She will speak every morning, October 6-10, at 11:40 in the University Church, and for vespers on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. in the UC.  WWU students can receive CommUnity credit for attending each one.<o:p></o:p>

 

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