Andrea Williams, Executive Director
learned the importance of advocacy for those less fortunate at a young age.
Under the guidance of her grandparents, Gordan and Inez Bastin, founders of Jehovah Jireh, Inc.
, Mrs. Williams
spent most of her after school days playing Uno with residents of 305 8 th Street.
While earning a degree in Communication from Auburn University, Mrs. Williams managed a 2 million dollar matching for Head Start of Opelika, Alabama.
After graduating, she continued her non-profit career working as the Communications Director for the Arts Council of Huntsville and later developed her own public relations business fulfilling projects for Panoply Arts Festival and Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association.
In the summer of 2007, the organization was on the brink of closing and Mrs. Williams
felt called to help get it back on its feet.
wanted to continue the dream of her
grandparents and provide the residents with the guidance that they so desperately needed.
After 2 months of volunteering, Williams
prayed the simple prayer, "Let Your will be done.
It was nearly a decade later, Mrs. Williams
asked Granny, "Who is a good cook?
Granny led her
next door and said, "This is 'Mom.' She
sure can cook, too."