Williams Road is locally autonomous. That means there is no denominational central office to whom we answer. In keeping with what we see as a Biblical model for the church, local men who have proven themselves capable have been selected by the church to lead the church.
A list of the qualities required of spiritual leaders is found in Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3. These leaders are sometimes referred to as elders. At other times, they are called shepherds or overseers.
At Williams Road, our leaders are (left to right): Rick Luten, Mike Ryan, Steve Reeves, Keith Wishum, and Tony Morris.
Keith Wishum is our senior minister. He has been serving here since 1989. He does most of the preaching, teaches classes, provides counseling, writes for our bulletin and the local newspaper, and handles a variety of administrative functions.
These days, he is also enjoying touring the town in his convertible. He is a runner and cyclist and participates in an occasional triathlon. He seems to actually think those are fun activities.
Keith has been happily married to Becky Hines Wishum for 41 years. They have two children. Russ and his wife Rachel, with their children Nolan and Penny live in Montgomery. Grace and husband Jeff Baines live in Grovetown, GA.
Lynn Novak serves as church secretary. If you want to know what’s going on or need to get something done, this is where you go. Lynn assembles church news and puts it together in our weekly bulletin. She coordinates scheduling of events on the church calendar and scheduling of facilities use.
Among a variety of other organizational duties, she also keeps our records, maintaining contact information for members and guests.
Lynn is married to husband Pete and they have one daughter, Jennifer.