My church has decided to go completely online to avoid the crowd issues of COVID-19. This is our first crack at Wednesday night service online, called “Word at Home.” It features our Pastor, Mark Williams, and a gathering of men to do music, led by Jeremy Richardson, formerly of the Christian group Avalon. After that Mark interviews his dad, Bill Williams (that starts at around 26:45,) who like most in his generation has been through some tough times.
Bill Williams is one of my favourite people, for reasons I hope become evident. He grew up in West Virginia, but spent many years as a pastor in Texas, where Mark was raised. While there he became a University of Texas fan, but after he retired and moved to Cleveland I leaned very heavily on him to switch to the Aggie faith. (Texas A&M’s entry into the SEC in 2012 helped.) I told him one time that if he had been an Aggie fan from the start, his grandson Austin Williams would have been named College Station.
His response: “It’s not too late.”