Dr. Joseph L.
Williams, senior pastor of Salem Bible Church is helping
300 people to lose a combined total of 4K pounds and he’s
promoting adopting a
cancer-free lifestyle. On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, Salem
Bible Church is presenting CFL, Cancer Free Living with Dr.
Joseph L. Williams at their Atlanta campus located at 2283
Baker Rd. Registration is free at www.salembiblechurch.org.
Here, Williams discusses why he knows this is an important
mission and why you should too.
Before discussing the symposium, can you talk about
your background in wellness and nutrition?
In 2011, I wanted to learn more about diet and nutrition. I
decided to work with eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney in his
International Association of Fitness Science (IAFS )
The program provided basic nutritional training. Once I
finished the program, I noticed an immediate difference in my
personal health and well-being.
From there, I pursued my degree in holistic medicine from the
Natural Healing College in Sacramento, California. Although I
have received training in nutrition, my true knowledge and
expertise have come from working with thousands of people and
helping them to reach their personal goals.
In 2017, we are on course to help 300 people lose 4,000 pounds.
If we are successful, this will be a remarkable accomplishment
that further validates the methods we have used.
In addition to your career in health, you also serve in
the church with your father. Can you talk about your work
I’ve been in ministry for 18 years. In August of 2017, I was
elected senior pastor of Salem Bible Church. Salem Bible Church
is a multiple location ministry in Atlanta and Lithonia,
Georgia. I alternate campuses each week; health and wellness,
as well as other community efforts, have been the primary focus
of our ministry.
Getting to the symposium, how did the concept come
Cancer is something that plagues all Americans especially
African Americans. More than 50 percent of the funerals I’ve
conducted at Salem Bible Church have been at the hands of
I wanted to do something about it. I knew I had the knowledge
and platform. I thought to do it last year; however, I avoided
the project for personal reasons. I feel God has called me to
bring the information I have to the people of God and that’s
what I plan to do.
What are you hoping that attendees take away from the
It’s my desire that each participant receives
scientifically-based, easy-to-understand and practical
information that they will be able to immediately implement in
their lives and the lives of their families in order that they
may increase their likelihood of a cancer-free life.
Are there any notable sponsors or coordinators for the
symposium that you would like to take a moment to
The American Heart Association, Empower to Serve,
Salem Bible Church and Zimmerman Consulting LLC have been
wonderful partners that have supported this seminar from day
Are you working on any other projects that are similar
to the symposium as it relates to health, fitness and
Currently, we have a program called the 40-Day Turn Up. It is a
40-day program designed to help each participant lose weight
and lower levels of hypertension. We have successfully
completed two cohorts of 100 people each. By year’s end, we are
on track to hit 4,000 pounds total loss with less than 300
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