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Joe R. Williams Sr., right, signs a copy of his newest book, “Understanding God’s Pastors,” for John Sellers of Duncan during a recent book signing at the Salt Cellar.Williams is the pastor of True Love Apostolic Faith Church.

Pastor writes book about understanding pastors

After four books, Joe R. Williams Sr. thought his writing days were over, but he wasn't done yet.

"I thought I was through writing books. Then God said, 'No, I have another topic I want you to deal with: understanding God's pastors,'" Williams said.

"Understanding God's Pastors" is Williams' latest release, which attempts to help people understand God's pastors in both a spiritual and natural sense. It gives readers insight to the heart and mind of pastors. The book also reminds church members of their responsibilities to their churches and pastors to build God's Kingdom.

"I wanted to be able to write it where the pastor and the members can come together to see that they both have a job," Williams said.

Williams has served as pastor at True Love Apostolic Faith Church in Lawton for 21 years. He received his Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Ministry from American Bible College in Oklahoma City. His dissertation over the impact of the Holy Spirit on mortal man became the topic of his first book.

"I did not know I was a writer until I attended seminary," Williams said. "The board, the president and the other doctors of theology said they had never seen a topic like that before. They asked me where I got it from and I told them the Lord gave it to me. They looked at it and they thought it was so good. They asked me to put it on nice paper because it was going to be read by a lot of people."

Williams had his dissertation copyrighted and then had it published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises of Mustang. After that, Williams said, the books began flowing out of him. His previous books are "The Impact of the Holy Spirit on Mortal Man," "The Holy Ghost Is Your One Way Ticket to Heaven," "Just Be Happy and Enjoy Life" and "Love Is Keeping Us Together," which he wrote with his wife, Treddie Jean Williams.

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