HG20 Host Eli Williams
Pastor Eli Williams’s passion for fatherhood is rooted in his upbringing and is stoked by his personal work with fathers. Many of whom, for a wide variety of reasons, endure heartache and face tremendous barriers to full participation in the raising of their children. He facilitates Dad’s Discussion Groups in churches and with males at other venues.
He penned the book Father Love in the hope that it would encourage and inspire fathers to make every effort to be an essential part of their children’s lives. He challenges dads to move from good to great as protectors, order keepers, providers, and stabilizers as they follow Christ.
Having had a career as a pop singer in his younger days, Eli Williams’ love for music led him to broadcasting school in pursuit of a career in radio. After graduating at the top of his class in 1980, Williams was hired as staff announcer for WTOO FM in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Within months, music director was added to his job description. Eli next worked for WCOM FM in Urbana, Ohio (Dayton/Springfield) as morning announcer and later, program director from 1983- 1985
When Williams rededicated his life to God in 1985, he resigned his midday announcer/program director position at WKSW Kiss FM to start a Sunday Christian music program on that same station. Since those early days, the broadcast ministry career of Williams has expanded and has spawned many other outreach ministries. From 2002 to 2008 Urban Light owned and operated WULM AM, Springfield.