Pastor Shavez Samuel Williams was born in a traditional Christian family in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He grew up under intense circumstances facing many difficulties as his father was an alcoholic for more than 20 years. His mother being the only breadwinner for the family most of the time brought him & his sisters up with great difficulty giving them the education needed & also bringing them up in the ways of the Lord. He grew up seeing much violence in the house & learned to just trust in the lord for everything from food to every provision necessary.
He finished his schooling & felt the Lord leading him to come into the full-time ministry & serve God. He completed his Bible training from Kolkata (Formerly known as Calcutta) India from the ‘Buntain Theological College’ after 4 years & found the Lord leading him to step into a ‘COMPLETE FAITH’ ministry trusting him for all. His wife who he met in the seminary started their journey of faith ministry facing many difficulties, rejections, despise, & unbelief by many who heard of their vision leading them to grow stronger in Him. He finally established the ‘Fountain Flow Evangelistic Ministries’ in February 1998’ which required him to travel & preach the Word through mass crusades, conferences, conventions & other media coverage, as God called him to be the ‘Evangelist’. Ever since then the Lord has taken him to lands & countries, preaching the Word with signs & wonders following.
Pastor Meribeny Williams (Wife) was born in a good Christian family in Wokha, Nagaland, and is a Pastor’s daughter who was one of the Pioneer Pastors for the Baptist Church in the region. He passed away early in age while she was very young. She was brought up by her mother, older brothers & sisters and grew up in a church that is actively involved in ministry. She furthermore felt the Lord’s call into ministry and was led to the same Bible College where she met Pastor Shavez Williams after 4 years of their education in the Seminary they felt the Lord leading them together in life and joining in serving the Lord in the ministry that was founded by them i.e. Fountain Flow Ministries
It all started in the early part of February 1998 when God spoke to Pastor Shavez while traveling on a train in a vision where he saw ‘fountains of living 'waters’ gushing out & seeping into all corners of the earth. This fountain had a never-ending flow that started to flood every area of the globe. The Lord showed that the gospel, His Word would spring out of those who believe & He would multiply the fountain having many sources everywhere.
Since God has already called him to carry the ‘Evangelist’s calling, he received a greater vision for a universal & a global one to come. His life has then on taken a drastic change towards the calling & the ministry. Thereafter, his endeavor has been to continue on the call to perseverance in the vision he possesses in reaching out to lives all around & seeing this fountain flood to all corners of the earth.
In January 2004 as he was waiting on the Lord God further gave him a great burden & he felt the need to take on the responsibility as Pastor also along with the Evangelistic calling he carries & start a Church fellowship in the City of New Delhi, India which would further spring out to all neighboring areas. The ministry ultimately would go into the entire world establishing church fellowships worldwide. With much prayers & careful strategy on the 4th of April, 2004 the ‘Fountain Flow Christian Center’ came into existence with the 1st Sunday morning 'Worship Service' being conducted in Pastor Williams' living room at his residence with his family, his wife, 11-month-old son, his sister in law (Ms. Nyanbeny Humtsoe) & 4 of his friends who came to join in for the opening service.
Even after the fellowship had been started there were many discouragements & attacks that came in as a threat to shut down what God had started. As a result, there were times when his family & he were the only ones sitting for the service making them feel like giving up. In spite of all odds, he still continued to hold on to what God had promised & doggedly pressed on forward. After much waiting on the Lord in fasting & prayers for months, the breakthrough started with God providing them with a bigger place of Worship in a school building. Careful planning & stress was laid on reaching out to young people who were un-churched & unbelievers & many started responding & committed themselves to the Lord in joining the Church seeing results, changes, signs, wonders & miracles taking place in their lives. Ever since then, the fellowship has been steadily growing month by month with new people visiting the Church each Sunday.
Pastor Shavez and his family were further led to move to the United States in 2016 to launch the mega vision of planting 1200 churches across the globe. On September 3rd, 2016, Fountain Flow Christian Center Center was launched in San Diego, California, and thus began the full thrust to plant churches across the world. As of now, there are more than 250 Fountain Flow Ministries/ Churches around the world.