Saturday, August 1, 2015

Artist Jerry A. Williams crafts religious works of art in Virginia churches

By Leah Small
Chief Apostle Mary P. Bonner poses for a portrait as sunlight illuminates the stained glass windows of Harvest International Full Gospel Church crafted by stained glass artist Jerry A. Williams in Petersburg, Va. (Scott P. Yates/Progress-Index via AP)
VIRGINIA---or nearly four decades, churchgoers have worshipped under the bright streams of light, patterns and religious figures in stained glass handcrafted by local artist Jerry A. Williams. Williams has mostly designed windows for small rural churches across the state, and has a studio in his Halifax Street home. One of his largest jobs locally is Harvest International Full Gospel Baptist Church on West Washington Street. Williams crafted and installed the stained glass for the 117,307 square foot church about 20 years ago. [link]