Corey Williams is a speaker, pastor, author, and founder of the Savannah Leadership Foundation. Corey has become a recognized voice of hope, healing, and inspiration. He is passionate about equipping and encouraging leaders to “lead with authenticity, courage, determination and truth. He is the founder of the xlLeadership Network; a coaching, speaking, and training network for leaders and organizations and a certified speaker, coach and trainer for with the Maxwell Team.
Corey Williams is recognized for his charismatic approach and scholarly depth in the Word of God, while yet being practical and relevant. In 2014, Corey and his wife, Tomekia, relocated from Jacksonville, Florida to establish Hope City Church in Savannah, Georgia with a vision and mission to influence cultures, inspire people and impact the world. With the blessing of their pastors, Bishop George and Pastor April Davis of Impact Church of Jacksonville, eight years later, Corey and Tomekia are seeing significant growth. They are making a big difference in the community through the work they are fulfilling through Hope City Church.
Corey Williams was licensed as a Baptist minister in 2001 and ordained in 2004 at the Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He has served in various leadership capacities over the past 18 years which included the roles of youth pastor, assistant pastor, and church administrator. He has been privileged to serve as a coach through the ARC (Association of Related Churches) which is a national church planting organization with a vision and mission to plant life giving churches around the world. His involvement in the ARC has allowed him to express his passion for church planting and developing leaders and the organizations they lead.
In 2018 Corey established the Savannah Leadership Foundation, which is a part of Leadership Foundations, a global network of Local Leadership Foundations (LLFs), organizations working to transform the cities in which they operate. Currently Corey serves as President. The goal of the foundation is to Engage people of Faith and Good will, build the capacity in others and develop joint initiatives all to make a better savannah for all.
He is married to his wife Tomekia of 20 years. He is the proud father of Corey, Jr., Camaya, and Courtney William and the grandfather of Caidyn Williams