Dr. John Williamson


Dr. Williamson is a Moore County native and has been our pastor for nearly 40 years.  He was saved at an early age and surrendered to preach the Gospel as a teen under the ministry of his pastor and uncle, Dr. L.M. Williamson. 

 Upon graduation from high school he entered Tennessee Temple University.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tennessee Temple, a Master of Divinity from Temple Baptist Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Bob Jones University.  He has ministered on five continents including North & South America, Asia, Africa and Europe and preached in a number of Christian schools and colleges.  For several years our Pastor has been involved in preaching and shipping Bibles to the Russian people and Christian literature to Russian pastors.  Thousands of Bibles have been sent to Russia over the last decade from Acorn Ridge and only eternity will reveal the impact of this effort.  For this we give God all the glory!  God has been very gracious to our church over the years. 

Under Pastor Williamson, a weekly radio ministry was begun.  The Bread of Life Broadcast is now in its 35th year.  It is aired in Southern Pines, Asheboro, and Bennett.


waves for nearly 40 years through The Bread of Life Broadcast.  It is currently heard on three stations; WKXR 1260AM in Asheboro, WEEB 990AM in Southern Pines, and WYTR 88.1FM Robbins.  Every Sunday morning thousands of people can hear the Gospel message.  It is one of the longest running broadcast in the region with now well over 100,000 potential listeners each week.



In addition to his responsibility as a pastor and feeding the flock of God, Dr. Williamson also leads tours to Israel where he leads the individual in the steps of the Savior in the land of Israel.