About Our MINISTRY
There's a Fresh Wind Blowing
To transform lives through the teaching of the uncompromised Word of God under the Power of the Holy Spirit.
To build a multicultural community of faith exemplifying heaven
on earth, all nations of people with the common purpose of
worshiping and serving our Lord Jesus Christ through unity
Our Purpose and Mission
We exist to fulfill the mission of the church that Jesus mandated in the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20. To make disciples in our immediate community and equip them with the tools they need to reach the world around them.
Our Certified F.R.E.S.H. Values
(F) FAITH: Building faith through teaching the word of God from the Bible.
(R) RECONCILIATION: With God, Family, Church and Community.
(E) EVANGELISM: Because people matter to God, they matter to us.
(S) SERVANT-HOOD: In church and community life; each member is a disciple
(H) HEALING: Bodies, Broken Hearts and, Broken Relationships.
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God made complete in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Jesus Christ is our Lord and every area of our life is subject to His Lordship.
"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." (Luke 9:23)
Salvation is the free gift of God but is given to us only when we accept Christ as the Lord of our life.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
Baptism with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, is for every believer, this empowers believers into a greater life of holiness.
"And they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:4)
(Also found in Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 2:4,38-39; 19:1-7)
Every believer has direct access to God through Jesus Christ.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)
The Holy Spirit of God lives in each redeemed follower of Christ.
"So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." (Romans 8:8-10)
Sharing the Good News is the responsibility of every Christian.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:19-20)
PASTOR AND FIRST LADY
Phil and Toni Williams
Pastor Phil and First Lady Toni Williams are the founders and leaders of Fresh Wind Christian Center Church of Memphis, TN: a growing ministry that expanded from a weekly Bible Study held at the former Mason YMCA in Memphis. The Bible study was regularly attended by residents of the YMCA until it closed in 2009. The ministry continued in the gymnasium of Buntyn Presbyterian Church. Pastor Phil is a second-generation pastor, following the path of his father, the late Pastor Monroe W. Williams, Sr. Prior to becoming an ordained minister, Pastor Phil, an accomplished pianist/organist served as Minister of Music in his father’s church as well as other various churches in Memphis and the surrounding areas. He has trained musicians and choirs for more than 25 years and his special gifting in music ministry has afforded him the opportunity to minister alongside many of America’s premier gospel and mainstream music artists. He is a published songwriter.
Prior to founding Fresh Wind Christian Center, Pastor Phil served as Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Covington, TN (2001-2008). Pastor Phil received a BS, BA Degree in Marketing from Christian Brothers University. Pastor Phil also holds a Secondary Education Certification and a Master’s Degree in Theology, Christian Education Studies from Union University. He is a 2012 Graduate of Leadership Memphis. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in the spring of 2021. He has served his community by working with various non-profit organizations such as United Way of the Mid-South. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Seabee in a Construction Engineer Battalion. He has served on task forces in the community through his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Phil is a bi-vocational pastor and is a Project Team Lead for Mimeo Digital Printing. He is also married to Toni (Lincoln) Williams and is the proud father of their twin daughters Candace and Carmen.