Hyveth Williams

Hyveth Williams

Hyveth Williams

Title: Professor of Homiletics, Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

Office Location: Seminary S205
E-mail: hyveth@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-6363


BA, Columbia Union College
MDiv, Andrews University
DMin, Boston University School of Theology


Dr. Hyveth Williams served for thirteen-and-a-half years as senior pastor of Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda, California. She is the first black female pastor and the first female senior pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Prior to her appointment as professor in 2009, she also served as an adjunct professor of religion on the Loma Linda University Faculty of Religion and Andrews University Theological Seminary. A graduate of Columbia Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (1984), Pastor Williams received her Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary (1989). In 1998 she graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Dr. Williams holds the distinction of being the first non-Episcopalian to receive the prestigious Fellowship from the Episcopal College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. She is the author of four books including her autobiography "Will I Ever Learn?: One Woman's Life of Miracles and Ministry"; "Anticipation: Waiting on Tiptoes for the Lord"; "Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount"; and "The Celt & the Christ: Another Look at the Letter to the Galatians" (co-authored with Dr. Dorothy Minchin-Comm). Articles by Pastor Williams have appeared in Insight, Signs of the Times, Adventist Review, Ministry, Women of Spirit, Message and Celebration magazines.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Dr. Williams has written a monthly column called "Back to Basics" for the Adventist Review. As of February, 2020, Dr. Williams was appointed Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University.