Ministerial Staff



Dr. William E. Judd received the call into the ministry in 1976 and faithfully served in the AME Zion Church for 27 years.  Under the direction of God, Judd Ministries, Inc. was started in 1995.  He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the ministry and Pastor of the JMI Worship Center.  Dr. Judd received the Honorary Doctor of Theology degree from Victory International School of Theology.    He enjoys playing golf, bowling and riding his Harley especially on local mission ventures.


Associate Pastor Les W. Thompson

Associate Pastor Thompson accepted the call into the ministry and preached his initial sermon on September 17, 1995.  He received his ordination on July 17, 2005.  He, his wife (Kwanya) and daughter (Ariana) reside in Raleigh, NC.  He is an advocate and mentor to the youth known to many of them as “Uncle Les”.

Associate Pastor Donnie C. Smith

Associate Pastor Smith accepted the call into the ministry and preached his initial sermon on October 13, 1996.  He, too, received his ordination on July 17, 2005.  He and his wife (Tammy) reside in Clayton, NC.  He enjoys basketball, tennis and teaching.  One of his favorite scriptures is Psalm 130: 3-4  ”If thou Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.”