Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Zach Williams made a surprise appearance at Williams Baptist University on Wednesday, thrilling the crowd at WBU’s weekly chapel service with several songs, as well as his testimony.
WBU students, faculty and staff had been told only that a “special guest” would present the chapel program Wednesday, and the crowd responded enthusiastically as Williams was introduced by Director of Campus Ministries Hayes Howell.
Williams is nominated for a Grammy Award for “Chain Breaker,” a chart topping contemporary Christian song which Williams co-wrote. He performed the hit and several other tunes for the crowd in WBU’s Manley Chapel, and he also gave his testimony of coming to Christ after years of drug and alcohol abuse.
Howell noted that Williams’ testimony fits very well with this year’s theme for WBU chapel services, which is “real life faith.”
The chapel service concluded with many of the students coming forward to pose with Williams for a group picture.
Williams is a northeast Arkansas native, and he lives in Jonesboro.
WBU is a Christian liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge.