Biography of Pastor Joseph D. Williamson, III


Studying at St. Ambrose Candidate for Masters of Pastoral

Attended: Eden Theological Seminary

Graduate of Thurgood Marshall Law School

Graduate, Jurist Doctor, from Texas Southern University

Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University

Graduate of East St. Louis Lincoln High School


Omega Man Of The Year 1977

Thurgood Marshall Law Journal, Associate Editor


National Baptist Association Convention U.S.A. Incorporation

Baptist General State Convention of Illinois - presently serving as Third Vice President of Baptist General of Illinois

Wood River District Association - presently serving as First Vice Moderator

American Academy of Ministers

Positions Held:

Dean Wood River District Association

Assistant Secretary of Baptist General

State Convention of Illinois

President of Quad City Baptist Conference


Led Second Baptist Church in building of the Family Life Center

Established Tutorial Ministry

Established Van Ministry to include two vans; one handicapped accessible

Established 8:00 a.m. worship service

Established Youth Outreach Ministry

Established Fall Revival/Institute

Established Audio-Visual Ministry - CD, Cassette, and DVD capability

Boards Held:

Housing Authority Commission  

Skip-A-Long Child Development Board of Director

Trinity Medical – Ethics Committee

Volunteered at Rock Island High School Home Economics Department