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WILLIAMS , WILLIAM JONES ( 1891 - 1945 ),

brother of Daniel Powell Williams and his companion as prophet on his travels ; b. at Garn-foel , Pen-y-groes, Carms. , 9 May 1891 . He began attending revival meetings at the age of ten, and in a meeting held at Llanllian chapel (CM) Evan Roberts and Dr. D.M. Phillips laid their hands on him wishing him to be led into the ministry. He was called to serve the Apostolic Church as prophet , and travelled with his brother, and on his own, to many countries. He was a pastor to congregations in Pen-y-groes , Bradford , Llandybïe , Cardiff , and the Apostolic church in Edgware , London . He was for many years sub-editor of the Apostolic Herald , a missionary journal established in 1922 as the Apostolic Church Missionary Herald ; the title was changed in 1931 .

He m. (1) Mary Anne Evans of Llandeilo in 1912 ; they had three children. She d. 15 Nov. 1936 , and in 1938 he m. (2) Elsie , daughter of John and Rachel Evans , Capel Isaac ; they had one daughter. He d. 15 April 1945 in London and was buried in the cemetery of the Apostolic Temple in Pen-y-groes .

Sources:

  • Thomas Napier Turnbull , Brothers in Arms , 1963 (1963) and What God hath wrought A short history of the Apostolic Church , 1959 (1959) ;
  • Rees Evans , Precious jewels from the 1904 revival in Wales ;
  • Tom H. Williams , Mining to ministering ;
  • Riches of Grace .

Author:

Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001