Minister Joyce Williams is truly a model of what a Pastor’s wife should be. Partnering with her husband in the Ministry, she is a consecrated woman of God who fills the roles of a wife, mother of ten, a grandmother, and assumes the function as the mother of the church.
Minister Williams is a lady who loves the Lord; she spends many of her hours ministering to the saints at Zion Upper Room and many others who seek her for counseling. She exemplifies many gifts and talents that the Lord has blessed her with: sewing, cooking, custom designing hair accessories, including elegant outfits and much more. Minister Williams is an entrepreneur. She previously owned Williams Design and Fashion and now pilots her own restaurant.
She truly exemplifies the virtues of a “virtuous woman”, and shares the visions of her husband in a manner similar to that of Ruth, she pledged to him and unto the Lord, “whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God”. (Ruth 1:16)
Minister Williams continues to minister while working in one of her many places of ministry, “Oh Taste a See” Dining, located at 365 Magnolia Street, Gallatin, Tennessee. When the guest enters the restaurant, it is apparent that Minister Williams has lavished the building with her exquisite style and décor. The restaurant is called by the public “one of the best restaurants” in Gallatin, Tennessee. She along with her husband, Asst. Presiding Bishop Isaac Williams, Jr., has earned the distinguished honor by the city of Gallatin for their service, a day named after them: February 19, 2017, “Bishop Isaac Williams & First Lady Joyce Williams Day.” It is a proclamation by the mayor.
Bishop Bramlett Cooper
Lady Regina Cooper
Lady Regina Cooper was born in Tupelo, Mississippi to the proud parents of Lendon and Clara Woods with eight siblings, two of which are deceased. Sister Cooper graduated from Westwood High school in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost at Peace Apostolic Church under Bishop Howard Swancy. While in Los Angeles, she attended El Camino College and majored in Business.
In 1995, Sister Cooper married the love of her life (Bishop Bramlett Cooper) and they’ve been married for 22 years. Sister Cooper worked at FedEx Corporation for 21 years and later retired. She’s spent considerable time in volunteer efforts in the community with MIFA’s (Metropolitan Interfaith Association) Meals on Wheels program and delivering food to seniors that are incapacitated.
Sister Cooper has also been active as First Lady of the New Beginning Apostolic Church where she’s held the roles of Women’s Auxiliary Chairlady, Sunday School teacher, Missionary, Baptismal committee leader, and anything that her hands find to do. Meanwhile, she also serves at the Council level as Treasurer for the Southern District Council. At the National level, she continues to work in our Children’s Ministry for the Apostolic Assemblies of Christ.
In her spare time, Sister Cooper enjoys traveling, reading, and supporting her husband in the Lord’s vineyard. She also supports her parents in providing transportation and care for doctor’s visits, consultation with their doctor’s, etc. In addition, she’s a role model and counselor for many women in the church needing guidance, direction, or intervention. She and Bishop Cooper are god-parents to nine children.
Last but not least, Sis Cooper is committed to the Lord and shares the vision of her husband. Her glowing smile and warmth are trademarks of God dwelling on the inside.
Assistant Presiding Bishop
Bishop Isaac Williams, D. Min.
Lady Joyce Williams
Bishop Isaac Williams, D.Min. was born in 1953 to Isaac and Frances Williams of Gallatin, Tennessee. He was the third of eight children. At the tender age of nineteen, he married his high school sweet heart, Joyce L. Carey, of Gallatin. To this union they have 10 children and 35 grandchildren. Bishop Williams has been the owner of Williams & Son’s Disposal Service for 40 years.
He loves God’s people. He has a shepherd’s heart, and he is a man after God’s own heart. He often says, “I want what God wants.”
God began to place a commission on his life in the year of 1973. God impressed the plan of salvation upon his spirit. He was then baptized in Jesus name and was filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking with other tongues as the spirit gave utterance.
God spoke to his spirit about ministry several years later in 1977. Bishop Williams, then Brother Williams, accepted the call of God upon his life. He began evangelizing and held revivals where God led him.
In 1984 God charged him to become a pastor, and he founded a church in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church. The church was located at the corner of Cedar and Market Street in Lebanon, Tennessee.
After pastoring The Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church in Lebanon, Tennessee for a period of four years, the Lord instituted another transition in his life. In 1988 the Lord moved Bishop Williams back to his former church in Gallatin, Tennessee, Zion Tabernacle Pentecostal Church and The Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church merged together to be called Zion Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church. Bishop Williams has been the Pastor of Zion Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church for 33 years. Under his leadership, the church has grown, and in the spring of 2011, Zion Upper Room Apostolic Faith Church moved into a brand new two million dollar facility.
Bishop Williams has served as a faithful member of the Apostolic Assemblies of Christ for 34 years. During his years with the Apostolic Assemblies of Christ, he was promoted from Pastor to District Elder, then to Suffragran Bishop, then to Bishop, then to Diocesan Bishop of the Tennessee Carolina Council, now Asst. Presiding Bishop.
Bishop Bramlett Cooper is the son of BC Cooper & Mother Marian Lane and was born on January 31,1964. He has 9 siblings (7 sisters and 2 brothers) – and 6 of whom he currently pastors. As an added note, his beloved mother (Mother Marian Lane) was the baby sister of our beloved Founder (Bishop G. M. Boone).
In March of 1995, he married the love of his life (First Lady Regina Cooper) while they resided in the city of Dallas, Texas. They lived in Dallas for approximately 9 years until they felt the calling of the Lord to return to Memphis in November 1998.
Bishop Cooper’s educational background was at the University of Memphis where his primary area of study was Business Management. He still works at FedEx Corporate headquarters – where he’s been employed over 36+ years. He’s held roles in management for 30+ years within Customer Service, Global Service Support, and now works within the Small Business Solutions team supporting Field Sales customers with annualized revenue of over $1B.
Bishop Cooper volunteers in his community via the CONNECT program wherein he mentored 6th – 8th graders. He also mentors on his job for those who are seeking management or professional opportunities. In his spare time, Bishop Cooper enjoys working in his yard,
traveling to various destinations around the world with his wife, and spending time with his family. Last but not least, Bishop Cooper enjoys spending quality time in reading, meditating, and studying the Word of God.
In his spiritual walk with God, Bishop Cooper is the Pastor and Founder of the New Beginning Apostolic Church (established in January 2000). He held a variety of offices at the Council and National levels including Southern District Council Chairman, District Elder for the Southern District Council, Vision Keepers of Apostolic Assemblies of Christ, Bishops Board, Executive Board, Board of Trustees, and eventually Board of Trustee Chairman. In December of 2017, our Founder (Bishop G.M. Boone) appointed Bishop Bramlett Cooper to the office of Presiding Bishop and Bishop Isaac Williams as Asst. Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Assemblies of Christ, Inc.
Presiding Bishop Cooper continues to lead God’s people today through the turbulent times of a global pandemic, spiritual apostasy, etc. – yet holding up the blood stained banner of Jesus! His greatest desire is to continue to deliver an inspirational vision, mission, and roadmap for the Apostolic Assemblies of Christ which was established by our beloved Founder.