The Rev. Cecil Williams was not content with simply preaching about his solidarity with the poor, he also worked tirelessly to ensure that Glide Church was a place that helped people get their basic needs met. Glide’s efforts to feed and care for the homeless and hungry are known throughout the world and have been featured in Hollywood movies like The Pursuit of Happyness. In 2000, the Cecil Williams House opened to provide housing opportunities for individuals and families.
Below are some photos of Cecil at some of these life saving programs.
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.