Homegoing Services for Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Husband

Written by: Melanie Pratt

Lady Shirley

On Friday, Independence Day, July 4, 2014, Bishop Harold Ivory Williams Sr., the beloved husband of Pastor Shirley Caesar went home to be with the Lord. Bishop Williams is the Bishop Emeritus of the Mt Calvary Holy Churches of America.

Viewing 9:00am – 11:0

Funeral Arrangements and Service times are as follows:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bishop Williams will lie in state from 12Noon – 6:00p.m.

Local/State Celebration of Life for Bishop Williams – 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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National Homegoing Celebrations for Bishop Williams – 11am

All services will be held at Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Church, 3100 Sanderford Road,

Raleigh, NC 27610.

For more information, call the church at (919) 832-1800 or (919) 683-1161.

About Bishop Harold Ivory Williams

According to the Mt. Calvary Word of Faith website, http://www.mtcalvarywordoffaith.org, Bishop Harold I. Williams, Sr., is the Bishop Emeritus of the Mt Calvary Holy Churches of America. Bishop Williams pastured the Winston-Salem MCHCA church for more than 30 years, while serving as Senior Bishop Prelate of the Mt Calvary Holy Churches of America organization. As a disciple of Bishop Brumfield Johnson, Bishop Williams gleaned the essence of Johnson’s heart-similar to Elijah and Elisha. And as adamantly as Elisha refused to leave Elijah, Bishop Williams was faithful to Bishop Johnson until Bishop Johnson’s death on February 15, 1972. And just as with Elijah and Elisha, when Elisha sought a double portion of God’s anointing of his spiritual mentor, Bishop Williams embraced the torch of MCHCA and exponentially grew the church in which Bishop Brumfield Johnson had begun.

Bishop Williams founded a MCHCA church in Baltimore, Maryland, while he pastured a MCHCA church in Washington, D.C. as well as the original congregation he inherited from Bishop Johnson in Winston-Salem, NC. By today’s vernacular, one could say that Bishop Williams pastured “one church in three locations”. And he did all of that while holding down his secular job of tuning pianos for the now-defunct Hecht Company. Bishop Williams was as tenacious as his predecessor in seeking the advancement of God’s Kingdom through the MCHCA organization. By God’s leading, Bishop Williams appointed Hansel H. Henry to pastor the MCHCA in Baltimore and then merged with the then-pastor Alfred A Owens, Jr’s church; Christ Is The Answer Chapel with the MCHCA Washington, D.C., church. That is when the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church (GMCHC) was born. Bishop Williams’ relationship with these two men could continue to grow and he eventually installed them as 1st and 2nd Vice Bishops respectively- an idea first used by Bishop Brumfield Johnson.

The couple had been married since 1983.  Gospelflava.com joins in prayer for the family and friends of Bishop Williams and prays strength and comfort for Pastor Caesar.

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