Laurel Resident Releases Book on Adventist Leader
From Alison Lopez-Ramirez:
DeWitt S. Williams, a Laurel, Maryland, resident, recently released a book titled Highly Committed. The book chronicles the life of Ted N. C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and that of his family.
For more than 100 years, the Wilson family has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in some capacity, beginning with William Henry Wilson, Ted N. C. Wilson’s great grandfather. The book traces this history and examines the family’s unwavering commitment of service and the rare fact that a father and son, Neal and Ted Wilson, have both held the highest position in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, that of president of the General Conference.
Williams served as the associate director of health for the Health/Temperance Department at the General Conference from 1983 until 1990, and then as director of health for the North American Division from 1990 until he retired in 2010 after 46 years of service to the Adventist Church. While serving at the GC, Williams lectured in more than 100 countries, wrote articles about the importance of good health, and talked to young people about the dangers of drugs.
Before his appointment to the Health/Temperance Department, Williams held positions as pastor in the Southwest Region Conference; department secretary for the Congo Union, Africa; president of the Central Africa Union; and assistant and associate director of the General Conference Department of Communications.
In addition to Highly Committed, Williams has written four other books, three of which were co-authored. In addition to writing and volunteering on numerous boards, Williams enjoys exercising and has run in several marathons.
Williams is a graduate of Oakwood University and Andrews University. Furthermore, he earned his doctor of education degree from Indiana University in 1975 and his master of public health from Loma Linda University in 1985.
Highly Committed is published by TEACH Services, and is available through the publisher’s Web site (http://www.TEACHServices.com), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or local bookstores by request.