Special to the Bulletin

Dennis Williams is the new pastor at North Ridge Baptist Church in Early.

Williams and his family are moving to Early from Abilene. He has been the pastor of churches in Star, Clyde and Wheeler in Texas, and also in Alamogordo, N.M. He has also been on short term mission trips to Belarus (formerly a part of the Soviet Union) and in Brazil.

Williams has been married to the former Emma Wheeler for 24 years. They have two sons, John, who is a sophomore at Cisco Junior College, and Justin, who is a seventh grader at Early Middle School. Emma Williams is a parent trainer for Family Circle Services.

The Williamses are both graduates of Howard Payne University. He received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theo-logical Seminary in Fort Worth. He is originally from Casper, Wyo., and graduated from high school in Cloudcroft, N.M.

He also served in the Army from 1974 to 1978 and enjoys playing guitar and writing songs.