The Rev, Honorable Jimmie L. Williams III is Pastor at St. James AME church in Miami fl and also was re-elected in November 2013 to a four -year term in Council Seat #4 in Homestead which includes the Southwest area. He was first elected as a Homestead council member in that same seat in the year 2009. Councilman Williams started his journey of success by getting his Associates of Arts degree in Accounting from Keiser University in 2001, he then started his Finance & Organizational Management degree from Warner Southern College in 2002. His determination did not stop him there and his obtaining of his Masters of Divinity in New Testament, Philosophy & Theology, Turner Theological Seminary at Interdenominational Theological Center, in 2005 led him to his calling of pastorship. He also received a Candidate for the Ph.D Program at Union Institute & University in Ethical & Creative Leadership, the Summer 2014. After completing his education, he went on an Organization called the Imani Group, Inc with over 45 partners for the South West Dade Area and is also a Lifetime member of the NAACP. Because of his dedication and vision towards education for children he helped founded the Daniel A. Payne Leadership Academy Center which is an All Male school in Homestead, FL. After receiving his Masters in Divinity he began the path “Pastor” and he became Executive pastor at St Paul A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, GA from 2002-2004 after which he then moved to Port St. Joe ,Fl and served as Pastor at the New Bethel A.M.E. church for another two years from 2004-2006 and then moved down to Homestead,Fl were he served at the New Bethel A.M.E. church from 2006-11 and from there it led him to his current position at the New St. James A.M.E. church in Miami Fl were he’s served there from 2011- present. Councilman Williams scholastic achievements as stated above led him on the path of becoming a great councilman to the city of Homestead and an insightful and true man of God over at St James AME. Jimmie Williams not only divides his time between the church and the city of homestead but he serves and leads many boards that are geared towards making a difference in the communities.

They include:

  • Business Incubator, 2009-Present
  • Finance & Budget, 2009-Present
  • Procurement & General Services, 2011-Present
  • Solid Waste Department
  • Southwest Advisory Committee, 2009-Present
  • New Elected Officials Pension Board, 2013-Present
  • Finance & Taxation Committee of Florida League of Cities, 2010-2012
  • Federal Action Strike Team Committee ( FAST) of Florida League of Cities, 2010-2012
  • Chairman for the City of Homestead Finance/Enterprise Funds, 2009-Present
  • Chairman for the City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency, 2009-2011
  • Chairman for the City of Homestead Economic Development, 2009-2011
  • Board Member for the Little Angels Foundation, 2008-Present
  • Trustee of Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA which oversees a budget of $1.4M, 2006-Present
  • Elected Second Vice-President Turner Theological Seminary Alumni Association, 2007-2009
  • Member of the Connectional Council of the A.M.E. Church, 1999-Present
  • Member Conference Board of Trustees for the South Florida Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2007-Present
  • Appointed Trustee to the Turner Theological Seminary Academic & Student Affairs Committee 2007-Present-Atlanta, GA
  • Appointed Trustee to the Turner Theological Seminary Endowment & Investment Committee, 2007-Present, Atlanta, GA
  • Appointed to the City of Homestead Special Events Grant Board 2007-2008
  • Area Vice-President for P.U.L.S.E. (People Unity to Lead a Struggle for Equality), Goulds, Homestead, Princeton & Florida City, 2007-2009
  • Board of Directors for Saint James Federal Credit Union, 2011-Present
  • Board of Directors for Saint James Community Development Corporation, serves as president, 2012-Present
  • Board of Directors for Saint James Social and Economic Development Center, 2011-Present

Over the course of his life The Rev Honorable Williams has been awarded and accomplished many great achievements. His dedication is unmatched and despite his accomplishments he remains humble and truly grateful to serve and have the support of the people that believe in his vision.

His Awards and Accomplishments are as follows:

  • Listed in Cambridge Who's Who, 2007, 2008
  • Listed in Biltmore's Who's Who Among Executives & Professionals, 2009
  • Listed in Chancellor's List, 2004, 2005
  • $30,000 Planning Grant recipient from the Jessie Ball DuPont Foundation for the Port St. Joe Community
  • $450,000 Grant recipient for establishing the Home Ownership Center for Training & Housing Funding
  • Self-Published writings include: "Managing Your Finances," New Members, New Believers" manual for the A.M.E. Church & "Managing Your Money God's Way.”