Apostle Michael J. Williams was born Lake City, Florida. He was a standout high school athlete, a Blue Chip All-American (line-backer) in football, and a 3-time State Weightlifting champion. In early May of 1995, at the age of eighteen, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Savior. He spent his first year of college at Bethune Cookman College, and then transferred to Valdosta State University (VSU), where he played football and received a B.A. in Business Marketing. In 1997, while in prayer, the Lord told him to start a campus ministry and to call it Team Jesus. The Lord also told him to start having prayer meetings and bible studies on Friday nights and midnight prayer meetings on Thursdays on the front lawn at VSU. He responded, "Lord, I can't do it. I haven't been to school to be a preacher and, besides, there are pastor's kids out there you can use. Why not use them?" Nevertheless, he did what God asked him to do.
God blessed the Team Jesus ministry, with hundreds of souls experiencing God's healing, deliverance, and salvation. During his senior year at VSU, in 1999, he was the Most Valuable Player (MVP). The opportunity to try-out for the Atlanta Falcons or to play in the Canadian League, presented itself. However, he had a leg injury that was not healing. Therefore, he went before the Lord in prayer, and God showed him a vision of him preaching to a great multitude of people of all nationalities. In the vision, the people were pointing at him. Then he asked, "Lord, why are these people pointing towards me?" The Lord said, "Because you have what they need." At that moment, football took the form of a person and walked up out of his back; and, he turned to football and said, "I have to do what the Lord wants me to do now."
In November 2000, he was ordained a pastor by Apostle Kathy Kinchen. God spoke to him, in 2001, while traveling through the Douglasville area that he was to plant a church there. This is The Salt and Light Church, Inc. today. He has since been commissioned by God, as an Apostle, to relay the foundation of the Church, which is the Body of Christ. He has helped to establish the Seed, Time & Harvest International Ministry, Inc., in Boston, GA, pastored by Carl and Marlena Wilson. Apostle Michael and his wife Anita have three loving children and currently reside in Villa Rica, GA.
Anita Williams, a native of Carrollton GA, is committed to serving God with her whole heart, which is something that she has found to be a total submission to worshiping Him in everything she does.
In addition to serving and supporting the vision of The Salt & Light Church with her husband, Anita is able to reach the people and spread the Gospel of Jesus through an outreach ministry called “Virtuous Women Workshop Ministries”, which she and her mother Dicylle Elder launched in 2004 in their family living room. In 2003, God gave them the vision of reaching out to other women who like Anita, were single mothers who felt that they were wasting away from the pain of rejection, broken relationships, abuse, and identity. With the help of Jesus and guidance of the Holy Spirit along with several of their ministry team partners, Anita overcame many challenges that she had faced and now shares her life's journey by ministering to men, women, and children on how they too can overcome adversity and walk in victory. She believes that true repentance as spoken in God's Word and revealed through Jesus Christ equips us to conquer all spiritual attacks that we face in life whether it is demonic, health, financial, or relational.
Anita is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing and Computer Information Systems. She also serves as the Director of Economic Development at West Georgia Technical College. In addition, Anita dedicates much of her time to inspire others to live a life that is Holy and pleasing to God and also to know just how much God loves and cares for our every need as a believer and how He longs to give us our hearts desire when we totally surrender to Him and obey. She is a firm believer in the one true Word of God and makes it very clear in her teachings that the body of Christ must become “un-learned” in their thinking and views that could easily stunt the growth of the body. She also believes that it is only when we truly seek the face of God and turn away from religious mindsets that we will begin to walk in the fullness of God’s glory of miracles, signs, and wonders of healing and deliverance.
Elder Aundra Williams, a former native of Augusta, GA and is the youngest of three siblings. He grew up in a military home, living in numerous locations including Germany, New Jersey, Arizona, and now back in Georgia where he resides in Temple, GA. He graduated from Screven County High School in 1998 and attended Valdosta State University and graduated with a dual major in Mathematics and Secondary Education.
While attending Valdosta State University, during his freshman year, he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1998. In 1999, he was introduced to Team Jesus Ministries. Team Jesus, a campus ministry at VSU, changed countless lives, and helped him become a better servant for Jesus Christ. In 2002, while attending VSU, he also married his wife Bianca Williams. They have two children David and Dominion.
After graduating from college in 2004, Elder Aundra accepted a position as a Math teacher at East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia. After teaching for two years at East Paulding High, he transferred to Villa Rica High School in Villa Rica, GA and now currently holds a teaching position at New Manchester High School in Douglasville, GA.
He is an Elder at The Salt and Light Church, Inc., which began out of Team Jesus Ministries at Valdosta State University. Elder Aundra is also the Director of the Eagles Learning Academy for the Salt & Light Church, Inc.
Evangelist Bianca Williams is a graduate of Valdosta State University having double-majored in English and Music. She currently teaches 3rd and enjoys working with children. Bianca has been a member of The Salt & Light Church since its beginning, when it started as a Campus Ministry at Valdosta State University, called Team Jesus Ministries. Since its founding, Team Jesus/The Salt and Light Church has been pursuing this mission, “to let our light so shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father which is in Heaven.” The ministry is consistently in pursuit of excelling higher in God!
Evangelist Bianca's purpose in life is to lead individuals into salvation, and to disciple them so that they become “productive in every area of their life.” She firmly believes that we have all been placed here with an important purpose and mission to fulfill for God and she asks the question, "What is your mission?'
Pastor Jeremiah Fuller, III
Jeremiah serves as a Pastor for the Salt and Light Church in Douglasville, Georgia. Jeremiah is gifted in bringing the wisdom of God in a practical approach through wise counsel. Jeremiah and his wife also aid in Marital Counseling through Biblical teachings and principles to many couples and he serves in outreach ministries. Being raised in the church, Jeremiah was always searching for the truth. In 1996, Jeremiah met Founder Michael Williams and soon after Team Jesus Ministries began. Jeremiah was part of the Team Jesus Ministries where he taught, ministered, and was part of the deliverance team while in college. Jeremiah demonstrates a profound love of God through ministry and wisdom.
A native of South Georgia, Jeremiah studied Computer Science at Valdosta State University. He is also a restaurant manager and owns his own catering business in West Georgia. Jeremiah has encouraged many to pursue a personal relationship with God as well as strives to help individuals unlock the gifts and God given talents that God has given all of us. Jeremiah and his wife Katina have two children and they live in Villa Rica, GA.
Prophetess Katina Fuller
Katina serves as a minister for the Salt and Light Church in Douglasville, Georgia. She is also a native of South Georgia. Katina seeks to minister the profound love of God and Compassion through ministry to those who are lost. Katina is an advocate, teacher, and praise team member for the Salt and Light Church. Katina serves in the outreach ministries as well as aids her husband in Marital Counseling through Biblical teachings and principles.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Counseling and a Master of Social Work Degree with a specialty in Families and Children, She has a heart for restoring women and family relationships. Katina has a background in Addictions/Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Domestic Violence and currently works as a Medical Social Worker. Katina strives to help individuals whom were bound reach their God given destiny that God has given all of us. Katina and her husband Jeremiah have two children and they live in Villa Rica, GA.
Prophetess Lenora Arleene Cody Smalls was born in Bremerton, Washington and is the fourth child of eight children born to Wayne Cody and Pamela Ross-Carr. Her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1988. Lenora gave her life completely to Christ in September of 2000 while attending Valdosta State University. During her time at the University she had the pleasure of joining the Team Jesus Family (SGA recognized Christian organization). After graduating from the University she returned home to Atlanta only to be redirected to West Georgia area, were she currently resides.
Lenora teaches for the Carroll County School System and has been doing so for 9 years. While teaching she has been increasing and refining her skills as a leader by obtaining a Master’s of Ed. Leadership from the University of West GA and also working towards a Specialist of Ed. Leadership from Kennesaw State University. She feels that the Lord has ordered her steps and will continue to lead and guide her and her two beautiful children, Stanley and Leah who are active in community recreational sports and church various activities. Lenora and her children are active members at the Salt & Light Church of Douglasville, Georgia under the leadership of Apostle Michael and Anita Williams. Lenora serves as a Youth Sunday school teacher as well as a member of the Praise Team. She was ordained as a prophetess in October of 2010 at The Salt & Light Church. Prophetess Smalls says that her goal in life is stated plainly in Philippians 3:14 by the Apostle Paul, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
…to see mankind become productive in every area of their life, so that we, the body of Christ, may have a positive effect on our society through Jesus Christ."
Though we were spiritually dead because of things we did against God, He gave us new life with Christ. You have been saved by God’s grace. Eph. 2:5 NCV
Jennifer Jimmie lived many years spiritually dead, empty, trying to fill herself with the world to find wholeness or peace, but it wasn’t until she gave her life over to our Savior that, through His grace, she found unconditional love. Love that filled her whole and supplies the peace she works with today. The Lord led her to The Salt and Light Church, in 2012, where she joined a family of believers and found how to truly serve. She is blessed to raise a son and daughter and resides in Villa Rica, Ga.