PASTORAL STAFF

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Pastor Williams hails from Albuquerque N.M. where he received his call to the gospel ministry during worship on Easter Sunday evening in 1984. He moved to Omaha, NE in 1986 to attend Grace College of the Bible, earning dual degrees in Pastoral Ministries and Bible. He also completed a Masters of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Grace University in 2002. He is currently in his 31st year of pastoring having served Risen Son Baptist Church for 30 years before merging with Mt. Moriah in 2019.

 

He has served in various community roles including the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and the Omaha Public Schools Bond Committee. In 2021, Rev. Williams was also elected as the new NAACP President of the Omaha chapter.  

On January 1st, 2022, Rev. T. Michael Williams was installed as the new pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Before his appointment as senior pastor, he served as the NexGen and Evangelism pastor, leading alongside Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter and Rev. Nathanial Norval. 

 

He is married to the former Cheryl Jones, a QA Analyst Engineer at Werner Enterprises.

REV. T. MICHAEL WILLIAMS
SENIOR PASTOR

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Minister Norval supports church administration and our children and youth ministries. He is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska and was licensed to preach the gospel at Zion Baptist Church (Omaha, NE) by Rev. Kenneth A. Allen in 2017. Rev. Norval earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Purdue Global University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Sioux Falls Seminary. He also serves as Secretary of the Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference and Chaplain for the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. He is married to Sister Alexis Norval, and the proud parent of five sons and three daughters.

REV. NATHANIAL NORVAL
ASSITANT PASTOR

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REV. RALPH B. LASSITER
PASTOR EMERITUS

Rev. Lassiter, pastor emeritus of Mt. Moriah is united in marriage to Doris Lassiter, his Christian partner in ministry, life, and business. Together they are parents to Eric, Ralph Jr., Scott and Elizabeth and grandparents of seven.

A bi-vocational pastor, Rev. Lassiter is the President and Managing Partner of Touchstone Strategic Consultants – a firm that provides leadership development, strategic planning, and change management services to faith-based, public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States.

Rev. Lassiter has earned doctorates in Pastoral Ministry, Education, and a masters in Leadership. He is also a Certified Mediator by the Office of Dispute Resolution in the State of Nebraska, a senior fellow in the American Society for Quality, and the author of numerous articles for professional publications on topics including church strategic planning, performance management, and change management.

Rev. Lassiter’s vision is to continue serving the community, as Christ did – spiritually, economically, and socially. His guiding scripture is found in Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path."