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Rev. Gord Williams' grad photo from Waterloo Lutheran University (1964).

Who was Gordon Williams ?

Rev. Gordon Williams was a Christian and a Spirit-filled evangelist, pastor, teacher & author who preached the full Gospel and who operated in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. He witnessed to many people leading them to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord, receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and to receive physical, mental, and emotional healing. He also had a deliverance ministry. He held a M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and was first ordained by the United Church of Canada. In 1986 he was ordained by the PAOC (The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) and ECAMFC (Evangelical Church Alliance Ministerial Fellowship of Canada). For a number of years, he served on the Board of Directors of ECAMFC as the Vice-President.

Gord Williams and Art Kelly having a play wrestle during the 1998 reunion of Gord Williams' ministry at St. Paul's United Church in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Gordon Williams Ministry to Churches & Parachurch Ministries

Gordon Williams ministered to a number of Churches and parachurch ministries. He preached and ministered in churches of all denominations, conducted Camp Meetings and Crusades, preaching Missions, teaching Seminars, and Retreats, and has spoken at Seminaries and Bible Colleges. He has spoken and ministered at many "Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International" (F.G.B.M.F.I.) local chapter meetings, conventions, advances, rallies, and other functions. He has also ministered at many “Christian Business Men's Fellowship” meetings and retreats.

Gordon also ministered at many Women's Meetings in Churches, as well as, many “Women Aglow” Chapters and retreats. He has been an advisor to both a “Women Aglow” Chapter and an “Area Board of Directors”. He has spoken and ministered to Christian Business Women's Club meetings. He also spoke and ministered at youth rallies, banquets, and retreats. His ministry included a variety of people: youth, singles, married couples, divorced people, those recovering from Substance Abuse (drugs and alcohol) and others who required healing and help.

in 1976, David Spencer became a Christian under the ministry of Rev. Gord Williams at St. Paul's United Church in Brampton, Ontario. Gord ministered there from January 1971 to August 1976. Rev. Williams also pastored six (6) churches including Harriston United Church and Good Samaritan Church in Breslau, Ontario.

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A 1975 St. Paul's United Church Brampton Youth Retreat with Rev. Gord Williams.
David Spencer is standing on the far right close to the chair. He is wearing glasses and dark hair.

In the summer of 1998, David Spencer organized a reunion for those who appreciated Gord Williams' ministry. A picnic was held at Eldorado Park in Churchville. During the evening, an outreach, music worship and time of ministry was held at Gage Park in downtown Brampton. In the reunion photo above Gord Williams and Art Kelly having a play wrestle at Eldorado Park.

Obituary for Gordon Williams

Thursday, October 21st, 1937 - Monday, May 15th, 2023

Williams, Howard Gordon Peacefully at his home on Monday, May 15th, 2023 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Ruth Williams. Dear father of Geoff (Margaret), Doug (Jill), Karl, and the late Margaret (2000). Cherished grandfather of Olivia, Rachel, Ethan, Charlotte, Declan and Kieran. Gordon will also be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held at the Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Friday, May 19th, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday May 20, 2023 at 10:00am. Funeral Service will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre 21 First St Orangeville, Ontario on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at 11:00 am. Memorial donations to Gordon Williams Evangelistic Association (https://gordwilliams.com/donate-rev-gordon-williams.php) would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Gordon in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. 21st Annual Dedication Service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com

Source: Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Orangeville Ontario

Media Contributions of Gordon Williams

Rev. Gordon Williams was a talk show guest, a guest television host and provided resources during radio interviews.

In 1973 during his ministry at St. Paul's United Church in Brampton, Ontario, Gordon Williams gave leadership in establishing a 24-hour interdenominational counseling ministry which also included the “Telecare Distress Centre” Brampton telephone ministry of which he was the first “Chairman of the Board of Directors”.

In 1983, Gordon joined the staff of "100 Huntley Street", Canada's National daily Christian television ministry. The daily program was produced by Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc. (C.C.C.I.). Gordon started as the Toronto Area Director and later became the assistant to the President, Rev. David Mainse. Gordon was responsible for the scriptural overview at the conclusion of each telecast, co-hosted the program, and conducted rallies, banquets and telethons. Gordon has also represented "100 Huntley Street’s" ministry at various meetings and functions.

He also hosted and produced 100 Huntley Street's "Night Lite", a live, open-line talk show which was seen Monday through Friday, from 3:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m., both locally in the Toronto viewing area and in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Every night people were reached with the Gospel. He was one of the original hosts of the new "Night Lite" talk show seen on the Christian "Crossroads Television Station" (CTS), Channel 36, Burlington, Ontario, and on the local cable systems in the area.

Gordon Williams appeared as a guest on many local and national Radio and Television Talk Shows in Canada, such as "Canada AM" and "W 5" and in the United States, too numerous too mention.

Videos of Gordon Williams

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  • Salute to Canada with David Mainse and Gordon Williams Crossroads (100 Huntley Street) celebrated its 50th Anniversary on April 5, 2012 in Sudbury, Ontario. Founder, David Mainse proclaims "I believe Jesus has something to say to Canada..." Gordon Williams gives his testimony and prays for Canada.

  • Rev Gord Williams teaching at the Prayer Palace in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    If you're a Christian and you want to live an exciting and full Christian life, this is a must see. Salvation is a two part package. A Christian believer must be born again of the water and of the Spirit. John the Baptist baptized with water but the one who is greater, Jesus, he baptizes with the Holy Spirit. Rev. Williams preaches on the importance of the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit" and the evidence of "speaking in tongues" at the Prayer Palace in Toronto, Ontario on March 13, 2011. This is a 4 part video. See Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Gord's book "Like a Rushing Mighty Wind"

Writings of Gordon Williams

Gordon Williams authored a book, "Like a Rushing Mighty Wind" about what the normal Christian life is supposed to be like. Buy on Amazon.

He wrote a booklet, "Clock Watchers Incorporated" about End Times Ministry and an article "A Vineyard Experience". He has produced three video and audio teaching tapes: "The Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit", "From Caterpillar to Butterfly" and "The Personal Testimony of Gordon Williams" to equip and encourage others to do ministry.

Media Stories about Gordon Williams


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