Afternoons with Pastor Eli

Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Pastor Eli Williams brings his Gospel Inspiration and his love for Black Gospel Music and blends them together to supply you with a Inspirational Gospel Experience on 97.9 WGJM Praise FM!


About Pastor Eli

 A broadcaster since 1981, Eli Williams’s Hot Gospel 20 weekly countdown show is heard on traditional and Internet radio stations internationally. It can be heard on demand at His new daily radio show Afternoons with Pastor Eli Williams airs on WGJM FM – Englewood, Ohio from 3 to 5 PM EST and is live-streamed on www.GospelJam.Net.

       Eli Williams is co-founder and president of Urban Light Ministries, a 32-year-old regional nonprofit organization serving children and families through a suite of fatherhood programs and 14 Sonshine Clubs for kids. Learn more at

       Fatherhood initiatives he oversees include Fatherhood Resource Centers in Dayton and Springfield, Ohio and Fatherhood Ohio, a statewide organization for the support of community mobilization for healthy fatherhood. Eli is author of the book Father Love – The Powerful Resource Every Child Needs.

      Reverend Williams is an ordained minister and is a pastor at New Hope Church. He hails from Dayton, Ohio, but he and Judy, his wife of 33 years, have resided in Springfield since 1985. They have three sons and four grandchildren.