Dr. Hyveth Williams, Professor of Homiletics at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, will be among the featured presenters at IGNITION Summit, a young adult ministry training event, slated for April 4-6, 2011 at the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4409 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington, TX 76017, located conveniently just minutes from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport [DFW].
Dr. Hyveth Williams served for thirteen-and-a-half years as senior pastor of Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda, California. She is the first black female pastor and the first female senior pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Prior to her appointment to the seminary in 2009, she also served as an adjunct professor of religion on the Loma Linda University Faculty of Religion. A graduate of Columbia Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (1984), Pastor Williams received her Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary (1989). In 1998 she graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Dr. Williams 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.
She is the author of four books including her autobiography “Will I Ever Learn?: One Woman’s Life of Miracles and Ministry”; “Anticipation: Waiting on Tiptoes for the Lord”; “Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount”; and “The Celt & the Christ: Another Look at the Letter to the Galatians” (co-authored with Dr. Dorothy Minchin-Comm). Articles by Pastor Williams have appeared in Insight, Signs of the Times, Adventist Review, Ministry, Women of Spirit, Message and Celebration magazines.
Williams has a commended legacy in transforming the lives of at-risk youth, drug addicts truants, pregnant teens and blighted neighborhoods. Her passion for next generations continues as she mentors graduate students at Andrews University.
Dr. Williams is among a powerful array of coaches to be featured at IGNITION Summit focusing on young adult leadership development with experiences, training, worship, and intensives intended to equip and empower registrants. IGNITION Summit is sponsored by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists [NAD], and endorsed by the NAD Young Adult Ministry Advisory [YAMA].