A pastor who was forced to flee his home after being arrested on drug charges was “absolutely and absolutely” forgiven by God and has found “the most healing and loving God I’ve ever known,” according to the Rev. David D. Williams.
Williams, a Baptist pastor in South Minneapolis, was arrested in July 2016 on drug and firearms charges.
After being released on bail, he was arrested again on a warrant for possession of an unregistered firearm.
He was eventually charged with a felony charge for an assault that led to his death.
He told the Pioneer Press he was released on bond and was “pretty much out of the country,” until a “very, very kind” neighbor contacted him and asked if he wanted to help him out.
Williams said he thought he was in paradise when he was being taken to jail.
But his journey to Christ has been a roller coaster of emotions and “a very, very difficult time.”
Williams, who was ordained in 1988, was a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene, where he was a member.
He served as the pastor of the South End Missionary Baptist Church, a parish in Minneapolis for 10 years.
Williams told the paper that he was deeply moved by the forgiveness he received from God.
He said he has received messages of love and peace from God, but he is still trying to reconcile his personal demons and reconcile his own sin.
Williams said he believes in forgiveness for sin.
He told the newspaper that the “ultimate reason God gave me that release from jail is because of my sin.”
“I was in jail, and I thought I could be in heaven, and there wasn’t anything in heaven,” Williams said.
“I didn’t know what was going to happen.
I thought, God, I think I’ll be a God.”
Williams said God said, ‘You’re going to be fine.
You’re going be fine in this.
You will be fine with the sins that I’ve already taken, and that’s all you’ll be.’
Williams said that he believes God will forgive him.
“He said, I’ll forgive you if you’re in a better place,” Williams recalled.
“And I think that was the first time I really realized, this is really not that bad.
God said I can forgive you, I can make amends.”
Williams told The News Tribune that he is currently a pastor at a small congregation in St. Paul.
The pastor, who is black, said he is a “sister to God” and has a personal relationship with God.
Williams is the first pastor of an African American congregation in Minnesota to be killed.
He’s the fourth African American to die in Minnesota in the past two years.
He is the fifth pastor of a black church in the state.