Elder Williams studied under the late Elder Thomas Jennings, Sr. and attended Mid-South Bible College in Memphis, TN. He was ordained in 1976 by the late Bishop J. O. Patterson Sr. at Pentecostal Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Memphis, TN. Elder Cary Williams has worked in ministry for over 40 years, dating back to 1984, where he and his wife founded Mt. Olive Church of the Living God in Memphis, TN. before relocating to Atlanta, GA in 1988.