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Majors Roy & Kathy Williams

Majors Roy & Kathy Williams

Louisville, KY Area Commanders

Majors Roy and Kathy Williams were appointed as the Louisville Area Commanders and assumed their post in June of 2015. The Williams have served as Salvation Army officers for more than 20 years.

They entered the School for Officer Training in 1992 and were commissioned in June 1994 in the Crusaders for Christ session.  Their first appointment was Morgantown, West Virginia as corps officers.  From there they went to Parkersburg, West Virginia as corps officers and Charleston Area Command, West Virginia as Area Commanders before being appointed to the Maryland and West Virginia Divisional Headquarters as Divisional Secretary. They were then appointed to Tulsa Area Command, Oklahoma as Area Commanders. From there they were appointed to the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Divisional Headquarters as General Secretary.

Major Roy Williams was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area.  Upon graduation from high school Roy went through the apprenticeship program in the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and graduated from that program as a carpenter.

Roy and Kathy became familiar with The Salvation Army movement as they attended church with the Norfolk, Virginia corps for 10 years and were very active in all the programs. During this time, Major Williams worked for a custom sign company in Virginia Beach and Kathy had a dog-grooming business before both answered a calling to full time ministry as officers in The Salvation Army.

The Williams’ have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Their daughter Bonnie is married and lives in Charleston, WV with 3 children and Grace, is married and resides in Tulsa, OK with one child.


 Corps Officers (Pastors)

Majors James & Amy Edmonds
Sanders Mission Corps Officers

Majors Dean & Pamela Moretz
 Portland  Corps  Officers

Captains Chris & Ashley Reckline
Louisville South Corps Officers


Staff Leadership


Major Roy Williams 
Area Commander


Major Kathy Williams 
Area Commander


Kelly Hutchinson
Director of Development


Mary Grace Reed
Donor Relations & Records Manager


Tony Bellis
Property Director


David Yarmuth
Director of Community Relations


Jeremy Warf
Director of Volunteers & Disaster Services


William “Mark” Walters
Human Resource Manager


Johanna Wint
Executive Director, Center of Hope


Jill Warf
Office Manager


Debra Lovell
Special Events / Development Resource Manager