Russell Baptist Association
Steve Williamson says that 25 years ago, he didn’t feel like the pastorate was for him.
“I was doing youth and music ministry in Columbus, Georgia, and I had been arguing with God about being a pastor,” he said. “I couldn’t picture myself as one.”
And even if he was, he couldn’t picture the church that would fit him.
But one night as he wrestled, he drove the 12 miles to Crawford Baptist Church, Phenix City, and as he sat in the church parking lot, he knew that’s where God was calling him.
“I felt like this was my calling before I turned my resumé in,” Williamson said. “It’s been a blessing, it really has.”
Over the past 25 years, he and his wife, Pam, have gotten to be a part of church members’ lives, watch their families grow up and watch as the area changed from farmland to a bedroom community for surrounding cities. As a church family, they’ve been through ups and downs together over the years and grown stronger in their faith. “It’s been an adventure,” Williamson said. “God’s done a good work here.”