Dr. Michael L. Williams is the founder of Wisdom4Today and the Senior Pastor of Selah Mountain Ministries. He knows firsthand the importance of Biblical literacy in his role as a Pastor, Christ-centered counselor and educator, author, and guest speaker. He founded Wisdom4Today in 2001 with the publishing of his first book as a Christ-centered education and information resource to help people learn more from the Word of God.
Dr. Mike was born September 10, 1958 in northeast Ohio. He grew up with minimal exposure to the Bible and like many people, he thought he was a good enough person to go to Heaven when he died. After finishing high school he served nearly 13 years in the Army, initially as an infantry medic and later as a nurse. During one of his assignments as a nurse, he taught pediatric nursing, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and other subjects at the US Army Academy of Health Sciences.
After leaving the army, he re-met and married his wife Pamela Rose, whom he previously knew as his high school sweetheart. In late 1991 in Cleveland, Ohio, he and Pamela Rose discovered the truth of salvation while reading the Bible in search of answers to life issues they were experiencing. With no one to guide them, they relied on the Holy Spirit to help them learn what the Bible taught about salvation and life issues. They found that when they did what the Bible said when dealing with life issues, it worked without fail. This inspired them to want to learn more and grow in their faith.
In 1995 they moved to central Florida and a few years later Dr. Mike was sent on a short term mission trip by his local church to Mangalore, India to help start a Bible institute. During the trip, he was convicted of the great need to help people learn to become Biblically literate so that they could learn the truth about salvation and have victory over life issues.
Upon returning from India, Dr. Mike and Pamela Rose were inspired to leave Florida and begin seminary studies at Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. He was ordained in 2002 at Heritage Baptist Bible Church in Walnut Grove, Minnesota and afterward served as the Senior Pastor of churches in Minnesota and Ohio. During this time, Dr. Mike provided Christ-centered counseling, discipleship, and educational outreaches as part of his pastoral duties.
In 2009, Dr. Mike accepted a calling to Albuquerque, New Mexico to serve as a Christian school principal for a year. Dr. Mike and Pamela Rose quickly saw the need for a church based Christ-centered counseling, discipleship, and training ministry in New Mexico. In March of 2010, the ministry was started and by April 1, 2011, under the name of Selah Mountain Ministries, it became the outreach of a new church, Selah Mountain. There, Dr. Mike and Pamela Rose continue to provide Christ-centered counseling, discipleship, training, and seminars on the same there and at various locations to this day.
Dr. Mike holds under-graduate through post-graduate degrees in Christian Education and has extensive training and experience in Christ-centered Biblical counseling. In addition to undergraduate work in medically related studies, he is a graduate of the US Army Academy of Health Sciences Nursing Program; Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Academy; and holds a military teaching certification.
Dr. Mike is the author of Grow Closer to Christ in 30 Days; Silenced in the Schoolhouse: How Biblical illiteracy in our schools is destroying America; King James Old English Word Definition Guide; and a number of other Biblical studies and Christian living texts used at the church’s Selah Mountain Bible Institute.
Dr. Mike and his wife, Pamela Rose, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and have children and grandchildren that live in various states.