Elmo Winters, Host
Checkerz Williams, Guest
Episode 11: Spotlighting the Bridge Builder – Checkerz Williams
Join us on this episode to hear about the work of Bridge Builder Pastor Checkerz Williams. He is the founding pastor of Renew Church of Baton Rouge, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational missions-minded congregation that is making a difference!
Bio Highlights of Checkerz
Married 24 years to his wife Nicole
Father of 3 adult children –
Left Corporate America – Bank Manager position after 16 years to pursue his calling to plant a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that would look like heaven.
Celebration Church in Laplace, LA – a church plant -Lead a congregation to transition from being 95% Caucasian, to a church that looked like the community with 14 different nationalities attending, as they baptized 247 people and grew from approximately 100 people to almost 400 people in weekly attendance over a 6 year period.
2017 ventured out to start another church plant – Renew Church in Baton Rouge, LA
Launched Renew Church on March 4th, 2018 with 25 people and quickly grew to more than 100 in the first 18 months while baptizing 13 people.
Checkers has been involved in multi-ethnic ministry and racial reconciliation work for 28 years since becoming a Christian at age 19. His passion to see God’s “Kingdom come” and “will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” has driven him to lead a church that embodies the Greatest Commandments to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul” and “Love your neighbor as yourself,” and the Great Commission to “Go and make disciples of ALL nations.” For his work across racial lines in the Greater Baton Rouge area, Checkerz recently received the “Oaks of Righteousness” Award.
Follow Renew Church: Website: renewchurchonline.org
Facebook and Instagram: @renewchurchbr
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