Terry Williams launched Priority Worship Ministries in 2015, this new itinerate ministry is designed to provide coaching, consultation, clinics, and conference events for pastors, leaders, and worship ministries. In addition, he is serving as the Music and Worship Consultant of the Florida Baptist Convention. Prior to this transition, Terry served for fourteen years as the Team Strategist of the Music & Worship Ministries at the Florida Baptist Convention.
He was the Associate Pastor for Music and Worship at First Baptist Church of Ocala, Florida for over ten years, as well as other churches in Florida, Georgia, and Texas. Terry holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
His passion for worship combined with his experience as a music minister and worship leader for almost 40 years gives him a unique perspective and insight for training and inspiring today’s worshipers. Terry and his wife Earlene live in Florida and share a common calling as ministry partners.
Terry is also the Director of the over 600 member Florida Worship Choir & Orchestra. Under his leadership, this team has led worship concerts in Coventry, England, the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as Carnegie Hall, Central Park, and Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York. They have recorded four choir and orchestra projects with Prism Music entitled GOD OF THE AGES, GREAT I AM, ALMIGHTY GOD, and GOD OF HOPE.
We are excited to welcome Terry to Hillcrest to lead us in worship!