James Paul Williams served churches in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas as a Minister of Music for 35 years before becoming a full time lyricist composer in 1992. He has written over 900 songs in collaboration with over 61 composers. His songs have been sung across the U.S. and in four continents and for such events as the unveiling of the Pentagon Memorial benches, the commemoration of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the 50th anniversary service of the allied invasion on Normandy Beach and the dedication of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. Although known for his music. He would rather be remembered for his dedication to Christ, his family and his friends.