Staff Spotlight: Dean Williams


Get to know Dean Williams, our associate pastor!

Where you grew up: I grew up in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, spent summers in New York.

Hobbies:  Basketball, Reading, Bowling, playing games.

Fun fact:  I was on my school’s bowling team; both in high school and in college; I’ve bowled a 299 game, 290 twice, 289 twice, 279 about 20 times, but never a perfect game (300).

Family:  My wife’s name is listed on our college Alma Mater’s Women’s Basketball “Wall of Fame”.  She’s also listed as a Women’s Basketball Pioneer on the website “” (formerly “ for scoring 105 in two games (55, 50).

Our daughter held all of her middle and high school’s track and field sprint records; she also held all the school’s basketball scoring records.

Our son, currently the Search and Rescue Officer on board a United States Naval ship, won a Middle School State Track and Field Championship in the 400 Meter race, won a Regional Championship in High School, and finished third that year in the State Championship race.  

Anything else: Being at Pear Orchard has been one of the greatest blessings I’ve ever experienced.