Pastor Willie Corbett, Jr.
Rev. Willie Corbett, Jr was born in Wilmington, NC to the late Willie Corbett, Sr. and Elizabeth Corbett. He received his formal education in Baltimore, MD, and received his Associate of Arts Degree with academic honors from Essex Community College. He is married to his suitable mate and partner in ministry, Mrs. Evelyn Maris Corbett. Together they have one son, three daughters, and share in the pleasure of having one grandson and six beautiful granddaughters.
He began his spiritual journey by joining St. Matthew Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1997. Shortly thereafter he became a member of the Usher Board under the guidance of the late Marie Deal; and was appointed District Usher President by the late Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. H. Patricia Jones. Rev. Corbett became an Exhorter under the leadership of his mother in the ministry, Rev. Patricia Ann DeGrafenreid; Local Preacher, Local Deacon and Local Elder under the spiritual guidance of his father in the ministry Rev. Ronald Lawrence Dean. He was appointed Pastor of the Williams Chapel CME Church in August 2020.
He was blessed to have been valedictorian for the first Washington-Virginia graduating class of the Interdenominational Theology Center Certificate Extension Program in 2010. He was certified by the Washington Hospital Center Community Clergy Institute in Advanced Spiritual Care in 2011. He presently serves as Chaplain for the Washington Area Ministerial Alliance. To further arm himself in the area of academic spirituality, he graduated with a certificate in Systematic Theology from Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, MD
His favorite scripture is Hebrews 10:24-25 "And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching".