Pastor Williams was raised in New Orleans and was a walk-on at Southern University in his Junior Year. Before earning a B.S. in accounting in 1990, Pastor Aeneas tied the then Division I-AA single-season interception record with 11 during his senior season. He was drafted in the third round of the 1991 draft by the Arizona Cardinals and was traded to the St. Louis Rams in 2001.
During an illustrious 14-year NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams that included eight Pro Bowls and four All-Pro selections, cornerback Aeneas Williams came to a realization – at times in the locker room you’d hear about the rough patches in players lives. This unhappiness wasn’t fueled from anything that happened on the field, but it came from something that was missing in the players’ lives.
Pastor Aeneas, who had made his personal commitment to Jesus Christ during his junior year at Southern University, knew what was missing, just like he knew how to salve those wounds. That was when Pastor Aeneas first began speaking and spreading his message “Reaching Your Potential”, which is the foundation for his current interactive speaking engagements.
Pastor Aeneas retired from football in 2004, but he continues to spread his message through speaking engagements across the country to NFL teams such as New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens and others. Several Corporations and Ministries have also engaged his speaking services as well.
Pastor Aeneas Williams is also a regular on KTVI, FOX 2 as a color commentator during the football season on Sundays. All is secondary to his job as Pastor of The Spirit Church in St. Louis, Missouri where he has garnered respect as a leader and role model because of his tireless and extensive outreach in the community.
Prior to entering the ministry, he authored the book “It Takes Respect.” It continues to be requested by NFL teams, Corporations, Ministries and individuals across the nation.
He and his wife, Tracy, reside in Creve Coeur, with their three daughters Saenea, Tirzah, Cheyenne and son Lazarus.
If you would like to learn more about Pastor Aeneas, and obtain some snippets of wisdom he likes, you can connect with him through Twitter and Facebook or listen to his inspirational radio program “The Game of Life” on KXEN radio 1010am, Monday through Friday at 7am. Click here to see him active around the St. Louis area!
For even more insight into Pastor Aeneas’ passions you can read the powerful story of his faith. In “It Takes Respect”, Pastor Aeneas, Pro NFL cornerback of the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, tells his story and the surprising reason for his success. He writes with the conviction of personal experience as he shows just how far God can take a man. Purchase “It Takes Respect”
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Tracy has been married to Pastor Aeneas for almost 18 years. She has been a cheerleader for her husband throughout his career as an NFL player and even now as she partners with him in pastoring The Spirit Church. She and Pastor Aeneas have four children ages 13 to 6. Tracy has led women’s Bible studies for wives and friends of the Arizona Cardinals for 8 years. She currently leads a monthly women’s study called Worshiping Women’s Outreach which encourages women to explore the life of worship as a believer. She has a strong passion for sharing the message of sexual abstinence and to teach men and women to discover their God given gifts so that they can pursue the assignment God created for them to fulfill.
Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and has an MBA.
Pastor Aeneas and Tracy together write a marriage column called “The Winning Team”, for the online newspaper, The St. Louis Globe Democrat and currently for the Capital City Courier newspaper, which is distributed monthly in Illinois and Missouri. Read “The Winning Team”
The purpose of the column is to inspire married couples, through practical principles and their own married life experience.