|St. Louis City Resolution Number 221
January 11, 2013
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Pastor Solomon L. Williams
WHEREAS, we pause in our deliberations to honor and congratulate Administrative Assistant Pastor Solomon L Williams on his 70th Birthday, on January 4, 2013, and as his community service and spiritual leadership in the City of St. Louis; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams began his service as pastor in 1976. "And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams is the Chairman of the Constitution Committee of the General Assembly of the Church Of God In Christ worldwide; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams is a member of the Executive Committee of the General Assembly of the Church Of God In Christ worldwide; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams is an Administrative Assistant to Bishop Wooten; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams is the Jurisdictional Chairman of the General Assembly of the Eastern Missouri and Western Illinois Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ under Bishop Wooten; and
WHEREAS, due to Pastor Williams' love for the youth of north St. Louis he formed classes with the goal of children advancing from mediocre grades and problematic dispositions to traits of scholarly achievements, garnering grades that they as well as their parents could be proud of; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams traveled from door to door serving the residents in the community offering food, supplies as well as spiritual assistance and in addition providing transportation to those needing it to the various services and meetings of the church; and
WHEREAS, under the leadership of Pastor Williams a food bank was successfully operating at New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ at the Cathedral serving food every other week for over three years; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams worked side by side with Bishop Lawrence M. Wooten to organize and start the charter schools for the north St Louis area. The charter schools in the area was opened for over six years, fostering excellence in academics to the youth in the neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, being a visionary over twenty five years ago, Pastor Solomon Williams submitted a proposal to the National Board of the Church of God In Christ Convocation to consider moving the National Holy Convocation from Memphis, Tennessee to other states, now it has come to fruition; and
WHEREAS, St Louis, Missouri is the proud host of the International Church of God In Christ Holy Convocation that brings millions in revenue into the St Louis economy that has a membership of 6.3 million members; and
WHEREAS, the motto of New Jerusalem Church at the Cathedral is "A church where love is exemplified and peace prevails." New Jerusalem at the Cathedral's aim for 2013 is growth through loving outreach; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Williams serves with his wife Mother Mae Williams by his side, along with his family and the New Jerusalem Church at the Cathedral family.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to celebrate the 70th birthday and to recognize many stalwart achievements of Pastor Solomon Williams and we wish him continued success, achievement and accomplishment and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honoree at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.
Introduced on the 11th day of January, 2013 by:
Honorable Samuel L. Moore, Alderman 4th Ward
Adopted this 11th day of January, 2013 as attested by:
David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen
Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen
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