She is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, loving wife and mother, co-pastor, community activist, entrepreneur, and role model who aims at exemplifying the true Christian life. Aside from all her accolades and achievements, her true passion is intercession, worship, and empowering others. Chauntel considers ministry a lifestyle and has a heart to serve God and His people.
In 1999, she received her divine calling and became a licensed and ordained minister under the leadership of Apostle Thomas E. Keys of Greater Bright Morning Star FGBC. Chauntel is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but after experiencing the historic devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Lord moved she and her family to Houston, Texas, where they now reside.
Chauntel and her husband Dwayne Williams are the senior pastors of The City of Hope International. Chauntel is also the founder of Women of Hope, Daughters of Hope, and the non-profit organization, Just Understand My Purpose (JUMP). She is very passionate about helping women and men overcome struggles in life, while also guiding them in discovering their purpose and walking boldly in it. Chauntel is happily married with adult children and resides in Houston, Texas.
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Family is huge to Chauntel. She loves spending time with her husband and children. She believes strongly about the family unit. Taking trips to see her new grand baby has become a newfound joy!
Her Statement of Faith
Chauntel believes in the Trinity: God as her Father, Jesus Christ as His Son - the greatest Intercessor of all time, and the Holy Spirit as her divine Helper. She also stands firmly on Isaiah 35:1-5 (KJV), “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.”
While Chauntel believes that the local church is not the only place you practice your faith, she also believes it is almost impossible to experience the full accountability, encouragement, and support you receive from face-to-face fellowship with other believers. Chauntel strongly believes that participating in a local fellowship is crucial to the spiritual health and balance of every believer (Hebrews 12:25).
Lastly, Chauntel is unapologetically Spirit-filled and she believes that physical and spiritual healing is for today, along with all the other gifts of the Spirit that were evident in the book of Acts. She believes that it's only right that we fully utilize all that was paid for through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Chauntel is the founder of JUMP (Just Understand My Purpose) Ministries, a faith-based organization founded to encourage women to pursue their purpose. By partnering with JUMP, it is the hope that women will learn their self-worth, embrace their life's journey, and rise beyond what they have or will experience and...JUMP!