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Sometimes people ask me what my roles as Pastor, Producer and Professor all have in common. And for me that's an easy answer. Story.

A Pastor, Professor and Producer all tell stories and live stories that inspire change in so many ways. In these pages you will get a small glimpse of my story. Hopefully, something that you encounter here will motivate and inspire you to live your story to the Glory of God. And to share your story gracefully and graciously with others. Thank you for your time and interest. 

                                                                   ~ Malachy Marie

                                                                             Soli Deo Gloria       

"Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ." 

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer 


My Story

Welcome! I am so happy that you are here. 

As a minister of the Gospel, an educator and cultural contributor, I have been blessed to serve the needs of others as well as been the recipient of care myself.  


It is my hope that some of my lifestory (shared on this site) will inspire and motivate you to use your gifts to the glory of God and for the good of others. 

Features from CV: 

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth, NJ


Provide spiritual leadership and oversee overall function of the ministry of FBCCE, an American Baptist congregation. 

Producer, McDonald's Gospelfest, FOX5 NY,NY

Serve as the station Producer for this project for multiple years. See CV for details. Click Here to View Current Show

Co-Executer Producer, New York At Our Best. Real Stories. Real People., FOX5 NY, NY


Synopsis: A two-part inspirational series about how real people rise despite adversity during the global pandemic. Airdates Show 1: May 24, 25 & June 6; Show 2: August 16 & 17, 2020 Click Here to View Show 1  and

 Click Here to View Show 2

Affiliate Professor, Kairos University, Sioux Falls Seminary,

Sioux Falls, SD,


Serve as the Faculty Mentor for MA ,ThD and PhD students in one of the largest and most diverse accredited systems of competency-based theological education in the world. Kairos University offers certificate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs.

Adjunct Professor, New York Theological Seminary, NY, NY, 2004- Present.

CML Courses:

  • Biblical Exegesis

  • Christian Education

  • Church History

  • Ethics

  • Introduction to Theology

  • Old Testament

  • Pastoral Care 

  • Writing for Theology

Doctoral Advisor:

  • Advise DMin student toward candidacy and hooding (2024). 

Curriculum Review Committee Member, New York Theological Seminary, NY, NY


Serve on the Curriculum Review Committee for the revised Certificate Program in Ministry and Leadership (CML).  



“Shema, Shekinah, Shalom: Are They Anti-Present in Antebellum America?” a paper presented at the Evangelical Seminary Doctoral Symposium, Conversations from the Crucible, September 2021.

“Breathe: Guided Movement Meditation” facilitate full body meditations at retreats, particularly for The Sons and Daughters of Rizpah Retreat, January 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022, February 2021.

“Dialogue for Change” a virtual roundtable with members of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York regarding racial unrest. One of 7 African American’s invited by Rev. Steven Jones, under the leadership of Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson, to engage in a dialogue for change. June 22, 2020.

Guest Lecturer, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (NYC), Syracuse U., NY, NY

Gave an experiential lecture in Race, Gender, and the Media course. 2020.  

Teaching Mission in Mozambique, Africa in Partnership with Dr. J. Scott Horrell of Dallas Theological Seminary and Children’s Relief International, TX

Served on a short-term mission teaching team for Church Leadership Conference on New Testament Foundations for the 21st Century Church in Mozambique, Africa

(Adult Focus). Summer 2018.

Conference Lectures:

  • The Art of Worship

  • Doing Good for The Glory of God

  • Equipping Women in Your Church 



Profile, Faculty Mentor Spotlight, Kairos University. January 22, 2024. Click Here to View Profile Feature

Feature Story, FOX 5 New York’s News at 6p with legendary anchor Ernie Anastos. Wrote, hosted and produced Mozambique Mission of Healing Through the Arts. Synopsis: After tragedy struck with Cyclone Idai, hope was on the horizon. At the invitation of Dr. Megan Meyers, Dr. Williams traveled from New York to Africa to join a mission of hope. This documented journey tells about a creative and restorative mission to Beira, Mozambique through the arts. Dr. Williams appeared as an in-studio guest to talk about the experience. October 11, 2019.

Profile, Talbot Magazine, Talbot School of Theology, feature article entitled, “What Do Academia, Pop Culture and Television Production Have in Common?” June 20, 2018. Click Here to View Profile Feature

Profile Radio Interview, “God in Our City” with Pastor Dave Watson, a radio broadcast of Calvary Chapel Staten Island, on WMCA 570 AM radio, April 6, 2014.

Profile, Kindred Spirit Magazine, a publication of Dallas Theological Seminary, feature article entitled “Someone Called: Profile of Malachy Williams,” Winter 2012. Click Here to View Profile Feature


* "Rest Stop" -available on YouTube.

* "Souljourn" - available on Podbean.

* "Shaping Up in the Garden" (for children) - available on YouTube.


Williams, M. M (2022) Souljourn: A semiotic approach to holistic Christian worship with particular attention to the contribution of African desert spirituality and the African American experience to the engagement and embodiment of spiritual senses in lived liturgy, Dissertation. Myerstown, PA: Evangelical Seminary. Committee: Dr. Leonard Sweet (Chair), Dr. Laurie Mellinger (Member), and

Dr. Cynthia James (Member).

Williams, M. M (2017) Perceptions of Christian creative arts practitioners in leadership from NY, NJ and PA about the practice of music, art, and dance in cultivating Christian spiritual formation, Dissertation. La Mirada, CA: Biola University. Committee: Dr. Klaus Issler (Chair), Dr. Kevin Lawson (Member), and Dr. Rick Langer (Member).  

Williams, M. M. (2013) Simple steps for starting a youth dance ministry. New York, NY: Touch Hem Development.

Williams, M. M. (2004), Sacred space: God's architectural design for God-Centered worship. Click Here to View

Williams, M. (1999) Moving Through the Scriptures: A biblical and pedagogical advocacy for the arts in worship. Thesis. New York, NY: Columbia University.


Recipient, The Lisa Eng Petrovich Memorial Award in recognition of demonstrated calling, ability, and commitment in the area of spiritual formation. Evangelical Seminary, May 13, 2022

Emmy® Award Recipient, NY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences:

  • Broadcast Producer, "McDonald's Gospelfest 2021: We Are the Church," hybrid On-Air and Online special. FOX5. 2022

 Emmy® Award Nominee, NY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences:

  • Broadcast Producer, "McDonald's Gospelfest 2021: We Are the Church," hybrid On-Air and Online special. FOX5. 2022.  

  • Co-Executive Producer, New York At Our Best, FOX5, 2021

  • Producer, Women Who Shape the Future, half hour special, FOX5. 2020

  • Broadcast Producer, “McDonald’s Gospelfest,” 1-hour special, FOX5. 2017 and 2016

  • Broadcast Producer, “McDonald’s Gospelfest,” 1-hour special, My9. 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

  • Supervising Producer, “McDonald’s Gospelfest,” 1-hour special, My9. 2009.

  • Senior Producer, “McDonald’s Gospelfest: 25th Anniversary,” 2-hour special, My9. 2008.

  • Writer-Short Format, “The Colors of Life,” promotion with The Color Purple on Broadway, FOX5. 2007.

  • Segment Producer, “Good Day New York,” Outstanding Single News Feature, “Remarried: Love Story,” FOX5. 1998.

Recipient, Black Media Legends Award presented by McDonald’s, celebrating leaders in media for Black History Month, Awarded February 1, 2011.

Recipient, Margaret Denton Wagner Fellowship, Douglass College Alumnae Association. Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ 2003 and 1997

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges and The National Dean’s List. Dallas Theological Seminary. 2000-2004.


Th.D. 2022

Evangelical Seminary, Kairos University, Myerstown, PA

Pneumatic Theology: Semiotics and Spirit.

Track Mentor: Dr. Len Sweet


Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Educational Studies. 

Mentor: Dr. Klaus Issler

Th.M. 2004

Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX

Pastoral Ministries Dept., Media Arts in Ministry.

Director: Dr. Reg Grant

M.A. 1999

Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY

Dance and Dance Education. 


Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Major: English    Minor: Communications

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