About Our Lead Pastors

Integrity, loyal, faithful, and committed, are words that have been used to describe the ministry and character of Lawrence and Celeste Williams.  Lawrence was born in Brooklyn, NY and ascends from a line of Preachers, and Pastors. Under a loving traditional Christian upbringing, Lawrence was called by God to ministry at an early age and preached his first sermon at the age of 9 years old. Pastor Lawrence is known for teaching God’s Word in a fresh, practical, life applicable and revelatory way that always unveils the love of Christ. He is also an extraordinary singer, songwriter and producer who is known as the national recording artist “Modern Day David”. His dynamic and engaging style in ministry and music endears him to a wide spectrum of ministry opportunities. As a passionate and dedicated husband and father Lawrence plays an active role in their family life and believes wholeheartedly that ministry and family can coexist congruently. As a Pastor, Lawrence’s passion and commitment to ministry is driven by his love for people and the desire to see individuals thrive in their personal lives.

Celeste was born in Brooklyn, NY and reared in Marlboro NJ. She is a devoted wife, mother, and constant source of co-labored support to Lawrence and the work of the ministry. Her unassuming nature, tenderness, transparency and genuine love for God and people, have led to her counseling and touching the lives of many. Anointed with a unique and powerful ability to connect with people of all ages and cultures is one of her greatest gifts. Also, Celeste’s leadership style propels spiritual maturity in the lives of those she reaches. Both met at church in Brooklyn, NY and married ten months later. To date they have been married for 20 years and have two sons, Joshua Lawrence and Jordan Reign.

Lead Pastors Lawrence and Celeste are no strangers to service and leadership. With a deeply rooted desire to maintain their creative style, passion for ministry, love for God’s people and the freedom it brings, they launched Changed Lives Church ( formerly Changed Minds Family Christian Center) with a commission to empower people to transform the world.