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Pastor Eli Williams

Eli Williams’s passion for fatherhood was birthed by his upbringing and is stoked by his work with fathers. He facilitates weekly Dad’s Discussion Groups and mentors fathers. His latest endeavor is the new Fathering Strong ministry which is a developing local and online community of fathers. 

In 2016 he authored and published the book Father Love – The Powerful Resource Every Child Needs to encourage and inspire fathers to make every effort to be an essential part of their children’s lives. He challenges dads to move from good to great as protectors, order keepers, providers, and stabilizers as they follow Christ.

Pastor Eli wrote, produced, and hosted Hot Gospel 20 for over 2 decades, and concluded a 40-year broadcasting career in June of 2021. 

He is a pastor at New Hope Church in Springfield, Ohio where he is deeply involved in serving his local community. He also serves as a visiting preacher for churches in various denominations across the region, and internationally.

Williams is the 2022 recipient of the Sarah Landess Community Spirit Award. The honor is presented annually by the HM Turner Foundation to one outstanding community servant.


Recognized Leader

Compassion, commitment, and authenticity.

Recognized Speaker and Discussion Group Leader



  • Conference Key Note
  • Workshops
  • Men’s Groups
  • Sermons

Dad’s Discussion Groups

  • Weekly Sessions with fathers on becoming the best dads they can be
  • Schools, churches, prisons, jails, and rehab centers

Fatherhood Classes

  • Father Love
  • POPS 101
Keynote Topics

Father Love

Pastor Eli is the author of the book, Father Love – The
Powerful Resource Every Child Needs. In it, he explores the
concept of biblical love and considers the applications to
men and dads in today’s world. He leads weekly Dad’s
Discussion Groups where he encourages, inspires and
equips males for their role as leaders.

Harmony and Peace

He doesn’t just talk the talk on this topic. For more than 3
decades, Pastor Eli has been breaking down walls
between Christians through personal relationship building,
small groups, preaching, teaching, singing, broadcasting
and more. His ministry organizations and programs are all
multi-ethnic to their core.