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The Man

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His Story

Dr. DeWitt S. Williams has been a pastor, missionary, and health director in the Adventist Church. He's traveled to over 100 countries and all 50 states lecturing about the importance of good health. Dr. Williams has written or co-authored nine books, among them She Fulfilled the Impossible Dream and Energized.

After graduating from Oakwood College and Andrews University (M.A. in Theology) he earned his Doctorate of Education degree from Indiana University and his Masters of Public Health from Loma Linda University. He joined the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Health/Temperance Department in 1983. He lectured, wrote articles about the importance of good health, and talked to young people about the dangers of drugs. Before his appointment with the Health/Temperance Department, he pastored in Oklahoma, served as a missionary in a French-speaking African country, and worked in the General Conference Department of Communications.

His first book, entitled She Fulfilled the Impossible Dream, tells the story of Dr. Eva B. Dykes, a teacher for whom he once worked. She was the first Black woman in America to earn a Ph.D. degree. Since then, he has authored or co-authored nine other books. Despite his busy schedule, DeWitt still finds time to stay fit and is an avid exerciser and has run in several marathons. Dr. Williams has two daughters; Deitrice Chapman, a family practice physician in Dayton, Ohio, and Darnella Williams, an elementary school teacher in Maryland. He has one grandson, Neil Michael Chapman who is 20 and an engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. (After 54 years of marriage, his wife, Margaret, passed away November 7, 2015). Dr. Williams retired December 31, 2010, after 46 years of service to the Adventist Church.

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