ABOUT J.O WILLIAMS
Jeremiah Owolewa Williams was born in the early 50s into the family of Pa A.B Williams of Gbose Royal family, IGBOBINI in Ese-Odo L.G.A, Ondo State Nigeria. He had his Primary Education in Iwopin, Ijebu Water side, Ogun state between 1960 – 1966 after which he proceeded to further his education at Local Authority Secondary Modern School, Epe, Lagos (1967 – 1970).
In 1974, he joined the central band of the Nigerian Police Force and was trained on Tenor Saxophone. Jeremiah studied practical and theoretical music for 3years, and sat for the International Music Examination from Royal School of Music, London and passed up to grade 4 (Lower) in 1976 before he left the Force to enrol in African Church Teachers’ Training College, Ifako – Agege, Lagos from which he graduated as a grade II teacher in 1980. He taught briefly and later joined American International Insurance Company (AIICO) as a Sales Executive for about 2years. After this, he also started a small scale manufacturing and marketing business which he managed for 3years before he received a call to fulltime ministry from 1992 till date.
Immediately after he left the teachers’ college in 1980, he got converted through one of the bible teachings, ‘Believing and Practical Church’ – The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) in one of her Local Assemblies in Olowora, Isheri via Ikeja. He was trained, baptized and became a Sunday School teacher and later, Sunday School Superintendent. He attended several Christian Education Conferences of the church, and in 1985 he became one of the ministers of the church until he was commissioned for missionary activities in 1992.
HIS CALL TO MISSION
In 1989 while he was still with his church (GOFAMINT), and running his business in Lagos, he had some reason to go to his hometown for a short break. On his way travelling home, exactly at the Ijebu-Ode Toll gate in Ogun State, he heard a “Distinct voice” say to him, “You’re going on a missionary journey” and he was given the messages he would preach and teach. He proceeded on his journey and spent 3weeks at home. On his return from the journey, he expected to find people who will be interested in his missionary vision; especially since it was to the Coastal and Riverine Rural people, but to his dismay no one was ready to forbear the risks involved.
January 1st 1992, he heard the voice saying to him again at about 7:30am “Take Your Bible; Go for Rural Evangelism”. He left immediately after as led and guided by the Lord to his present missionary base where he has stayed and worked fulltime for 26years now.
HIS CALL TO WRITING
In 1989, he was in the church in Lagos during one of the gospel services when he heard a voice saying “take your pen and write…” He then went on to receive inspiration for a book titled, ‘THE WISDOM OF THE QUEEN’ and the titles of six chapters were given to him, viz.: (1) The Result of Disobedience (2) Approach to Circumstances (3) The Possibility made out of Impossibility (4) The King’s Action (5) The Double Tragedy and (6) The Reward. Sometime later, the 7th chapter ‘The Almighty God’ was added. This particular book was compiled within 3months through the leading of the Holy Spirit – His Teacher (though it was not well published for lack of fund but was later published in 2018 for both local and international reading).
In 1990, other books titles were also given to him, including; Christian Boldness, Iranlowo fun Awon Arinrinajo Mimo (Help for Pilgrims).