Rev. Bancroft Williams
The Rev Bancroft Williams is pastor of the Merrell United Methodist Church family since 2011. He is originally from Jamaica and married to the Rev. Hope McNeil Williams. Rev. Williams likes to read, be in the outdoors and dreams to be a first class fisherman. He seeks the unity in the faith and the making of discriples who will contribute to the transformation of the world for Christ.

Message from the Rev. Bancroft Williams

Dear Family and Friends,
Every day I am moved to join the affirmation of the Psalmist, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, Most High; to proclaim your loyal love in the morning, your faithfulness at nighttime." (Psalm 92:1-2 CEB). God continues to be faithful in love.

Thank you for visiting our website as we share our place in God's ministry. Merrell United Methodist Church over the years continue to serve the Lauderdale Lakes and neighboring communities. We hope that you will be interested in what we are doing and hope you will one day be able to visit with us. Merrell United Methodist Church mission is to inspire Spirit-led, Equipped and Empowered Disciples for Christian world mission.

I want to assure you that you can find a place to begin, either as a person coming into a church family for the first time or continuing your faith journey. This church family will enable you to find a place of belonging, where you can discover peace and comfort. This is a faith community that challenges all of us to hold to our calling to be all God will have us to be. Thanks be to God for love and faithfulness in the journey of faith.

God's blessing and peace be with you!
Bancroft Williams - Senior Pastor

The Staff

Claudette Meatley,
Assistant to the Pastor
Mr. Louis Trotman,
Director of Music
Ms. Shirley Smith,
Director of Preschool
Mr. Leroy Satchell, Custodian

We are a welcoming congregation for all people with Contemporary and Traditional worship services that are designed with you in mind. Come, engage, step into and let us dwell in the presence of the Lord.


Our Vision Statement
Transforming our world one soul at a time by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with all people. We will be Spirt-led, focused on our children and youth, as we build disciples and leaders for the future.


Praise Report
"To my dear church family and Pastor Bancroft, thank you all for your continued prayers. I got a praise report last Wednesday that I have shown signs of improvement and my doctor was very excited. I still have some way to go but the most important part is that my lungs have shown improvement. Thanks be to the Almighty. I can now talk much better. The blood of Jesus ransom me, everywhere I go I want the world to know he sets me free. Please continue to pray for me as I am still in need of prayers. Miss you all."
Sister Violet




Phone: (954) 731-2323