Lindsey Williams is a native of Raleigh, and has always been in love with his hometown. The son of a local politician, university professor (Go Pack!), and deacon in a downtown Baptist Church, he has always had one foot in Old South spirituality and the other in New South progressivism. It was at UNC that he met his wife, Kara Whiteside from Rocky Mount.
After working for IBM in the Research Triangle Park for
a couple of years, he sensed a call to pastoral ministry.
He moved to Charlotte, where he received his Masters of
Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. After
seminary, he served as an Associate Pastor at Uptown
Church in Charlotte for 5 years, where he focused on
outreach, mercy ministry, small groups, and pastoral
care. After seeing the impact of church planting in the
Charlotte area, and assisting in the oversight of 2 church
plants, he became convinced that there is no better way
to advance the kingdom of God than through church
planting. His love for the urban context, commitment to
seeing the kingdom of God expand through a local body of believers, and the unswerving belief that “there’s no place like home” have led him back to Raleigh. Lindsey & Kara have been happily married for 11 years, and have 3 children.