The Rev. Cecil Williams has received numerous awards including:
- 1988 – Cecil and Jan receive UCSF’s highest award at the Founders Day banquet
- 1997 – Cecil honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Law from his alma mater Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
- 2000 – Jan and Cecil receive honorary doctorate degrees from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
- 2002 – Jan and Cecil receive the Crystal Eagle Leadership Award from Coro Northern California.
- 2006 – Cecil is honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
- 2009 – The Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University named the Williams Preaching Lab after Cecil
Below, are a few archived videos of additional honors and awards.
1995 – Cecil and Jan given an award by the Children’s Defense Fund
2011 – Courageous Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council Bay Area
2013 – Rev. Cecil Williams Way dedicated in San Francisco
The Rev. Cecil Williams taught us to use our voice to radically welcome others. We continue to proclaim that radical welcome in all that we do! We celebrate the Rev. Cecil’s birthday throughout the month of September. If you would like to help us celebrate, please send a love offering in honor of his birthday. Your support helps us share unconditional love in the Tenderloin, in San Francisco and throughout the world. Contribute to our fundraiser in Honor of Cecil’s 94th Birthday here.