Pastor Darrell and Lady Donna

Hey there! Thank you for stopping by our website. If you are searching for a church that is all about Jesus and feels like home, we know Ascend is the place for you. If you have never been to our church before, come by this Sunday! We would love to get to know your story. 

About Our Pastor


Darrell Williams is a husband, father and the senior pastor of Ascend Worship Church which in just a few years has become a thriving Christ-centered, innovative ministry in the Raleigh-Durham area.  Pastor Williams has a vision to see Ascend continue growing as a multifaceted, multigenerational, multicultural and multiplying family of God building one another up in faith, love and hope in Jesus Christ. 


Pastor Williams received a Bachelor's of Business Administration from North Carolina Central University and a Master's in Christian Doctrine and History from Regent University. 


He and his wife, Donna have served in significant capacities in the local church for over 25 years. Together, they founded Youth Harvest Inc. in 2013 as an evangelism ministry to reach communities with the Gospel. With a committed team of leaders working with them, they hosted 17 outreach events impacting approximately 3,600 people in eight cities with over 400 young people and adults accepting Jesus Christ. In addition to evangelism, Pastor Williams has equipped leaders in churches in the Southeastern U.S., raised scholarship funds for deserving graduates and led various humanitarian missions for the homeless, hungry and victims of natural disasters.


Pastor Williams has also traveled to many countries to promote the Kingdom of God including England, Haiti, China, Africa, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Japan.