Nolan Williams, Jr.

Nolan Williams, Jr.



The Reverend Nolan Williams, Jr. is a celebrated songwriter, musician, musicologist and theologian who has appeared in a wide range of venues throughout the United States, as well as overseas in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Taiwan, and Denmark. His professional development is distinct in that he is both a classically trained musician and a learned biblical scholar. The synergy of these two paths has empowered him as a Minister of Music, in the truest sense. It has also birthed an amazingly broad career that finds Rev. Nolan equally at home in a local church setting, on the lecture circuit or in major concert halls.

The Founder and CEO of NEWorks, LLC, a music ministry consulting, production and publishing company, Reverend Nolan Williams, Jr. has emerged as a significant presence in the music industry, as evidenced in the following career and production highlights:

--- Released his first CD project, inSpiration, featuring R&B Sensation Regina Belle, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, John Stoddart (co-producer), Vanessa Williams and a host of others. This project has already received regional acclaim and is slated for national release in 2008. (

----Work with mainstream industry artists, including Diana Ross, Michael MacDonald, Erykah Badu, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Anthony Hamilton, Denyce Graves and Dionne Warwick.

----Musical collaborations with major gospel recording artists, including Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Lamar Campbell, Daryl Coley, Tramaine Hawkins, Donald Lawrence and Donnie McClurkin

----Songwriting credits on Grammy-nominated projects with R&B artist Regina Belle and Gospel Legend Richard Smallwood.

----Tapped as a contributing music producer for BET's "spirit-hit" show, "EXALTED!"

----Producer of quality inspirational-arts programming for the greater Metropolitan community, including collaborative performances with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institute, the Arts and Humanities Council of Washington, and the Dallas-based Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

----Chief Music Editor of the landmark best-selling publication, The African American Heritage Hymnal (GIA, 2001), which has received critical acclaim prompting sells that have now surpassed 300,000 books sold worldwide.