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Vanester M. Williams

Vanester M. Williams has been a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 20 years. She is a host/speaker on a weekly podcast called His Abounding Grace, a program under the Ministry of When Christians Speak Online Radio (Founder, Rev. Ray Rose). She authored her first book in 2021 (The Girl from Chapel Hill: Her Journey of Faith, Forgiveness, and Freedom, Covenant Books Publishing). This book was selected as the 2022 "Outstanding Religious/Christian Fiction" Category Winner by the Independent Author Network (IAN). Book Two, a sequel (subtitled Legacy of a Praying Mama) was published in June 2022, by Westbow Press Publishing.


She is passionate about encouraging/mentoring others and teaching them how to strengthen their Christian journey. 

As a member of Lifepoint Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, she serves as a group leader/coach.

Prior to relocating to Virginia in 2017, she was a member of Outreach Christian Center Church in Clinton, Maryland, where she served on the ministerial staff.  She was a Sunday School teacher, pulpit and conference speaker, vacation bible school coordinator, and nursing home ministry leader.

Prior to retiring from the Federal Government in 2020, she served as the Senior Advisor for Administration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.

When she's not writing, Vanester enjoys teaching bible studies, reading, traveling,  and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband, Rick (her high school sweetheart), have been married for over 47 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children, two grandchildren, and several godchildren.  They enjoy each other’s company and happily reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  She is encouraged by one of her favorite scriptures: Being confident of this very thing, that he which began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6). Accordingly, she gives all the Honor, Glory, and Praise to God.

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