Dr. Juan Williams, Sr. is a ground-breaking visionary who has for the last 30 plus years revolutionized the body of Christ through his uncompromising teachings of the Word of God. Pastor and Founder of the Ontario Christian Center Dr. Williams remains consistent day in and day out teaching and walking in what he preaches: a transparent lifestyle of faith in God. It is his sole mission from the Lord to “Set men free through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, while seeking and saving that which is lost globally by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Dr. Juan Williams, Sr. is a true man of faith, liberating the body of Christ for pure success.
Born December 23, 1955 to a single teenage mother in the inner city, Dr. Williams’ success proves that situations and circumstances are not the deciding factors of one’s life. Hard work, determination, character and integrity are what will get the job done. Coupled with faith and it cannot be stopped. Thus why, before accepting Christ in undergraduate school from a young man from Campus Crusades for Christ and walking in his calling from the Lord, Dr. Williams was already successful. He started his own business at the age of 10 flipping pigeons, hustling copper and collecting bottles. He managed, played and coached his own team his first year in little league. In high school he was a scholar athlete where he ran track, played football and baseball. He was the captain for the varsity baseball team. He was a part of a National Championship baseball team at the University of CA at Riverside with athletic honors as a world class athlete. He owned numerous housing facilities. He is a successful business owner and went on to become a distinguished law enforcement agent.
Dr. Williams left employment in law enforcement to begin full time ministry as an Assistant Pastor in a local Four-Square church in 1979. Six years later in 1984, while on vacation in Kauai, Dr. Williams received the call from God to step out in faith and begin a new work in the Inland Empire for the Kingdom of God. Four years later, in November of 1988, Dr. Williams founded the Ontario Christian Center (formerly The Word of Life Ministry of the Inland Empire). He served faithfully for nine years as Assistant Pastor which trained and molded him for his new call in the ministry. He went on to complete his Master and Doctorate of Ministry at Azusa Pacific University. It was here that he wrote a notable dissertation on the Baptism of Holy Spirit and later authored several books on life, marriage, family and the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Williams has an innate, God given ability to forge, mold and shape leaders as he himself follows the greatest leader and example for the body of Christ, Jesus Himself. Dr. Williams is indeed a shepherd after God’s own heart, whose burning desire is that no soul be lost, all God’s children are afforded the appropriate knowledge and tools to prosper, and that God’s children walk by faith, not by sight! Dr. Williams is a true entrepreneur being the founder of the Bread of Life Ministry which feeds thousands annually, the founder of the School of Intercessory Prayer and an active board member for FICWFM just to name a few.
Today God is using Dr. Williams mightily to pour back into the lives of many young ministers of the Gospel, and to spread the good news to God’s people throughout the world. He is no stranger to tests of faith and proves that with God all things are possible. He and his lovely wife, Tracy, have three sons, two daughters and an array of grandchildren. He is a father, a visionary and a great man of faith. Dr. Juan Williams, Sr. is the real deal when it comes to feeding God’ lamb and feeding God’s sheep pure unadulterated Word. He speaks the Truth, walks the Truth, lives the Truth and teaches the sheep to do the same.