Who's Who of Top Executives

Emanuel Williams

Title: Health Care Chaplain
Company: The Assemblies of God
Location: East Point, Georgia, United States

Emanuel Williams, Health Care Chaplain at The Assemblies of God, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in spiritual guidance in hospitals and the military.

Mr. Williams originally obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of California Berkeley in 1953. He later continued his education with a Master of Education from the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development in 1977 and a Master of Divinity in theology in 1984 from Emory University in Atlanta. He served his country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1981, where he was commissioned in rank of second lieutenant after completing the ROTC program in college, and excelled in infantry and special forces units, and staff assignments in the United States, Europe and Asia. During his military career, Mr. Williams earned the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

From 1985 to 1987, as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) resident with Georgia Baptist Medical in Atlanta, Mr. Williams provided pastoral care to patients, family members, and staff with a concentration on intensive care units and the emergency department. From 1987 to 1998, he served as clinical supervisor for CPE students at Georgia Medical, as site supervisor for students in the Supervised Ministry Program at Emory University and as staff chaplain at Georgia Baptist Medical, coordinated pastoral services for patients, family members, and staff on a round-the-clock basis, providing spiritual care to patients, families, and hospital staff.

From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Williams served as a chaplain at local hospitals, coordinated the pastoral duties of volunteer chaplains from local churches and provided superior service as the supervisor for seminary students in the Contextual Education Program Emory University. With the Assemblies of God from 2002 to 2009, he supervised the acquisition, endorsement, and professionalism of healthcare chaplains and served as healthcare representative for chaplains. Following retirement in 2009, he served as hospital chaplain at urban hospitals and a supervisory chaplain at denominational headquarters. 

Mr. Williams attributes his success to his strong faith as well as the encouragement of his parents to aspire for excellence. As a career highlight, he cites receiving the Outstanding Chaplaincy Award for the Assemblies of God in 2019. In the coming years, Mr. Williams intends to continue to pursue spiritual and religious goals in his church and denominations as well as in ministry focusing on the military. He hopes to promote Christian fellowship and witness among members of the Armed Forces to include those of other nations.

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