New to FBCA this school year, Michael Williams, Assistant Head of Middle School, knew right away that God directed him to FBCA. God’s plan and timing has always shown Williams that it is worth the wait to be patient.
“My journey to join FBCA was all God’s plan. After turning down three Collegiate football coaching positions, God led me to FBCA,” Williams said. “It’s a bit much to explain, but to simplify, in life we have our plans for our lives, and God has His plan for our lives. I was humble and patient, and God placed me at FBCA.”
Williams was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he played football and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Out of college, he continued to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. After a few injuries and a deal with the Canadian Football League, Williams decided that it was time to take his next path in life into a career in education. As a teacher, Williams taught Early Childhood Pre-K teacher and Early Childhood Division Lead at Yellowstone Academy, which was located in a low socio-economic area of Houston and as a Health/P.E. and Bible teacher at Westbury Christian School, where he also served as Football Defensive Coordinator, Head Girls Basketball Coach, and Head Football Coach.
Williams loves his Middle School family, the leadership of FBCA, and the culture the Head of School is creating. He finds joy in being able to make a difference by showing Christ through his daily actions, which makes FBCA a wonderful place to work.
“The kids and families, who trust and release their prized possessions so that I can display Christ’s love, are the true joys,” Williams said. “I celebrate that FBCA allows me to do that.”
His favorite part of his day is every moment that he is able to work and laugh with the students and teachers.
“Every part of the day is my favorite! Irrespective of whether I’m smiling, talking, laughing, participating in a class experiment, correcting, or redirecting students are all opportunities to display Christ’s love and help students, and my peers, to grow and to become closer to Christ,” Williams said.
If Williams could leave the FBCA community with one piece of advice, wisdom, or prayer, it would be this - “building a relationship with God is the most important thing we will ever do in this life. The more our relationship grows with God, the more we will display His love, and the more we display His love, will allow us opportunities to change the lives of the people we encounter for eternity.”
“My prayer is that God continues to bless FBCA to continue making a difference for His kingdom,” Williams said. “I praise God each day for being faithful to His plan daily and for surrounding me around great people at FBCA. Also, I’m praising God for all my recent experiences with the football team and coaches. It has been a blessing!”
Williams and his wife, Brandy, met in college. Brandy is an Immigration Attorney, and they have three children, Michael (MJ), a 3rd grader at FBCA, Riley (Ray) a kindergartener at FBCA, and Delaney (Laney), who is 3-years-old. The family also has a Persian cat named Sir Braxton Beauregard. They love watching their kids participate in sports, eating out at nice restaurants, and spending time together.