Title: Retired Clergyman, School Psychologist
Company: First Baptist Church
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Williams Andrews, Retired Clergyman, School Psychologist of the First Baptist Church, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious services, health care, and education.
In 1954 during Youth Week, Rev. Dr. Andrews went to Ridgecrest, North Carolina and during the worship service given by Dr. Duke K. McCall, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he felt a strong call to be in the ministry and to be a pastor. Since then on, Rev. Dr. Andrews has set out to help as many people as possible through his work in education, psychology, and religious services. He first earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia in 1953 and continued his academic pursuits at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, earning a BD in 1956. He later received an EdM from Baylor University in 1968, an MEd from the University of Georgia in 1969, a MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1969, a ThM from Luther Rice College and Seminary in 1971, an EdS from the University of Georgia in 1972, a ThD from Lither Rice College and Seminary in 1973 and a PhD in ministry from the Luther Rice College and Seminary in 1982.
After being ordained to ministry in the Baptist Church in 1956, Rev. Dr. Andrews joined the First Baptist Church in Danielsville, Georgia as a pastor. In 1962, he joined the parish at County Line Baptist Church and followed his service there at the New Georgia Baptist Church. Prior to retiring, he served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Damascus, Georgia from 1984 to 1992. In addition to these roles in spiritual services, Rev. Dr. Andrews spent many years as a school psychologist, helping students at the Early County Board of Education for a number of years. He was an evangelist with his Bill Andrews Associates from 1976 to 1984 and a moderator of the Tallapoosa Baptists Association from 1969 to 1971.
Throughout his career, Rev. Dr. Andrews has maintained affiliation with a variety of institutions that have aided his professional development. These affiliations include serving as a senior deacon with the Masons Lodge from 1959 to 1960 and being a member of the Southern Baptist Religious Education Society as well as the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. The Rev. Dr. Andrews attributes his success to his mentors. The first was Aubrey Hawkins, who worked with the Georgia Baptist Conventions; she encouraged him and was a great help to him. The second was William Bates, who was the director of missions at the Southern Baptist Association. In his own career, he is most proud of the work he has done in helping others.
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