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Killian, South Carolina

Progressive Church of Our
Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

527 Longtown Road
Columbia, SC 29223 (Killian)
Church: (803) 788-2072

 



 

Bishop J. D. Williams, Jr., Pastor
BishopJDWilliams@sc.rr.com

 

Pastor and Sister Joseph D. Williams

Bishop J. D. Williams was born in Richland County, South Carolina  to the late Bishop J. D. Williams, Sr., founder of the Progressive Churches, and the late Sister Bessie Friday Williams.  He began his ministry at the age of 16 at the Headquarters Church in Columbia, SC on a Young People’s Service Night.  In 1966, he was appointed as pastor of the Headquarters Church in Columbia after the death of Bishop Williams. 

He was united in holy matrimony to then Sister Ella Rose Milhouse on July 1, 1967.  This union was blessed with five children:  Joseph David III (LaKoskski), Rodney Jerome (Nakita), Anthony Gerald, Joy Denise and Jaime Darrell Williams.  He is also the proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Ebouni, Joshua, Kayla, Jayla, Faith and Jordan Rose. 

During the 29th Annual Holy Convocation of 1973, he was appointed as pastor of the Progressive Church in Killian, SC where he is currently pastor.  He worked for many years before retiring to pastor full time. Under his leadership, the Lord has blessed the church in Killian to grow to be one of the largest churches in the organization.  In 1995, Bishop Williams and the saints of Killian were blessed to complete and dedicate a new sanctuary that seats more than 800 persons. 

On the professional recording released by the Progressive Church National Choir in 1992, entitled "The Power of Praise," Bishop Williams preached the message, "If You Praise Him, He Will Deliver You." 

Bishop Williams enjoys reading, traveling and teaching. He has a God given ability to teach others the Word of God. For many years, he served as advisor to the National Education Department.  He also served as a District Elder, Chairman of the Board of Presbytery, and as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Progressive Churches. During the 63rd Annual Holy Convocation of the Progressive Churches, he was appointed a Bishop-Elect and also appointed to serve on the Board of Bishops of the Progressive Churches. Most of all, his quest is to deliver the whole counsel of God to his flock. 

SERVICE TIMES

SUNDAY SCHOOL

10:00 AM

MORNING WORSHIP

11:30 AM

SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE

7:30 PM

TUESDAY NIGHT SERVICE

7:30 PM

THURSDAY NIGHT SERVICE

7:30 PM


 

 

In Loving Memory of Sister Ella Rose Williams of Killian, SC

22860000 22860000 (`@````````` 266 263 5 110185200 110185200 Please pray for the Williams Family of the Progressive Church in Killian, SC in the passing of Sister Ella Rose Williams on Sunday, April 12th. Sister Williams was married to Bishop Joseph D. Williams, Jr. for 42 years and was a member of the Progressive Church for 50 years.

Funeral Services for Sister Williams will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Progressive Church in Killian, SC. Sister Callie Gavin, National Women's President, is requesting that all sisters wear white for the funeral services on Saturday. There will also be a Wake and Family Visitation on Friday, April 17th from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home.

Bishop Williams and the Williams Family will receive visitors each night this week at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Progressive Church in Killian. They are requesting that no phone calls or visits be made at their home. All visitations will take place at the church in Killian. You may call the church at 736-2658 for more information. Anyone desiring to send cards or bring food or any other items for the family, should bring them to the Progressive Church in Killian during the visitation times each night this week. The church is located at 527 Longtown Road, Columbia, SC 29229.

 

Special Memories of Sister Ella Rose Williams
Sister Williams shares a special moment with her husband,
Bishop J. D. Williams, Jr. after he is consecrated to the office
of Bishop during the Annual Holy Convocation
Bishop Williams talks with Sister Williams
Sister Williams hugs her husband and sons after
 Bishop Williams is consecrated to the office of Bishop
Sister Laura Ashe presents a gift to Sister Ella Rose Williams
 during the Pastor's Anniversary in Killian, SC
Sister Williams (third from left) sings with the Progressive Harmonetts
Bishop and Sister Williams along with some
of their children and grandchildren
Bishop J. D. Williams, Jr. and Sister Ella Rose Williams

 

 

Scenes from the District IV Fellowship Service
Sunday, February 10, 2008 - Progressive Church - Killian, SC
District Elder Roy Brockington of Mullins, SC gives welcoming remarks
Spirits of Joy of Saluda, SC
Congregation worships with the Spirits of Joy
Women's Group of Florence, SC
Congregation worships with the Women's Group
Echo Ensemble of Mullins, SC
Women's Choir of Killian, SC
District IV Choir
Speaker: Bishop Joseph D. Williams, Jr. - District Bishop
Bishop Williams preaches
Presiding Bishop Edward Smith gives closing remarks

 

Scenes from the recent
2006 Youth Celebration Services at the
Progressive Church in Killian, SC

Youth Choir of Columbia, SC renders songs of praise

Youth Choir of Killian, SC renders songs of praise

Congregation worships with the youth of the church

The Singers of Killian, SC render a song of praise

Guest Speaker, Elder Thomas J. Smith of Columbia, SC

Elder Smith gives the altar call

Pastor Joseph D. Williams of Killian, SC gives closing remarks


 

Scenes from the
57th Church Anniversary and
32nd Pastor's Anniversary
Progressive Church - Killian, SC

Congregation worships during the Friday evening service
Spirits of Joy of Saluda, SC singing
Brothers In Christ of Columbia, SC singing
Women's Choir of Killian, SC singing
Glory Lights of Lugoff, SC singing
Pastor Theodore Jenkins of Lugoff, SC
preaches the message for the Friday evening service
Pastors worship with the Killian Mass Choir
Pastors worship with the Killian Mass Choir
Sister Rosa Richardson of Winnsboro, SC sings a solo
Pastor J. D. Williams enjoys a special moment as
the Killian Mass Choir sings his favorite song
Pastor Roscoe Black of Bishopville, SC
preaches the message for the Saturday afternoon service
Presiding Bishop Edward Smith gives remarks
Sister Agatha Priester of Charlotte, NC sings the song
"It's Your Time" to Pastor Williams and Sister Williams
as a special request by Bishop Smith
Pastor J. D. Williams holds Sister Williams' hand
as they share a special moment as Sister Priester sings
Pastor Williams embraces Sister Priester as
she finishes her musical tribute
Bishop Smith and Pastor Williams embrace
Bishop Smith embraces Sister Rose Williams
The saints in Killian present gifts to Pastor and Sister Williams
Elder Stanley Coleman of Killian, SC
honors Pastor J. D. Williams
Sister Laura Ashe of Columbia, SC presents gifts
to Pastor and Sister Williams
Pastor and Sister Williams thank the many saints who came to celebrate with them during the anniversary services
Saints fellowship during the Anniversary Banquet
Portrait of Pastor Williams painted by
a member of the Killian Church
Pastor and Sister Williams enjoy the banquet along
Bishop and Sister Smith, and other guest ministers
Pastor and Sister Williams enjoy the banquet along
Bishop and Sister Smith, and other guest ministers
Pastor and Sister J. D. (Ella Rose) Williams
along with some of their children and grandchildren


 


Killian Church Staff

Elder 
Herbert Samuel
 -Assistant Pastor-

Elder 
Stanley Coleman 

Deacon Gary Davis, 
Brotherhood Chairman

Officer of the National Brotherhood
Deacon David Bell
Brotherhood Co-Chairman 
Sister Belinda Anderson
Women's Auxiliary President

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