Pastor Jesse Sr. and Elfredia Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, May 27.
Pastor Williams was in the Air Force stationed in Alaska. Elfredia was a student at the University of Tennessee.
When he was on leave, he and Elfredia were married by the late Rev. C.W. Matthew in Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
Afterward, Pastor Williams was stationed in California. After his discharge from the Air Force, they made their home in Knoxville.
They are parents of two children, Lourenda Pryor and Jesse Jr.