KC FAITH Initiative 

Fostering Action and Improvements To Health

Rev. Eric Williams


The Reverend Eric D. Williams is a loving husband and father of two wonderful sons. He has served as pastor of the Calvary Temple Baptist Church since July of 1988.

Reverend Williams has received the prestigious Marion Kramer Ribbon of Hope Award and was the 2008 recipient of the Evelyn Wasserstom award. Both awards were presented in recognition of  his commitment and numerous accomplishments in the HIV/AIDS community.  The Kansas City Royals and the National Fathering Center also named him Father of the Year in 1999.  Reverend Williams has been involved in numerous community efforts including Mayors’ Minority Health Disparities Taskforce; Governor’s Taskforce on AIDS in the African American Community; Chairperson of the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS; Immediate Past President of Concerned Clergy Coalition; and is a member, Baptist Minister’s Union.

Reverend Williams currently serves as the Executive Director of the Calvary Community Outreach Network and serves as a member of the board of the Truman Medical Centers, and the Urban Neighborhood Initiative.  Pastor Williams was recently appointed to the 16th Judicial Commission by Governor Jay Nixon.

In addition to his active teaching, social justice and preaching ministry, Reverend Williams is also an accomplished singer/songwriter.