Our history

Rhema Word Cathedral is situated in Albany/Dougherty County in the very heart of Southwest Georgia. What began as a “prayer house” in 1935 evolved into a traditional Baptist church called Williams Spring Baptist Church, and eventually grew to its current status as a thriving interdenominational fellowship, Rhema Word Cathedral.

Several pastors served the church throughout the years, and in 1990, Victor L. Powell became pastor. Under Bishop Powell’s leadership, the church has experienced tremendous growth across the board, but the most significant area of growth has been spiritual. Bishop Powell has directed the establishment of several ministries within the church that enabled members to share, discuss, and confront life while embracing the Kingdom.


Our Mission is to energize the people of God to upgrade their lives in every area, develop leaders, and establish the kingdom of God in the earth – effectively reaching the world.


Our Vision is to declare and manifest the kingdom of God by empowering, equipping, elevating and mobilizing the people of God worldwide.