Mr. Leroy Williams is the founder and president of the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA), a grass-root, non-profit community-based association dedicated to the prevention of drug abuse, violence, premarital sex and teen suicide among the youth throughout the community. PCARA has been in existence since June of 1987. PCARA offers youth and adults’ mentorship, tutoring, acting, singing and dancing lessons. PCARA presents workshops, bring in speakers, and hold "rap sessions" that address illegal drug use, teen-pregnancy and violence prevention. PCARA is celebrating 33 years of giving back to its’ community.
Mr. Williams is a National Award-Winning gospel playwright, producers and director. He has written, produced, directed and acted in thirty-eight theatrical productions. His work includes such hits as:
“FAITH VS FEAR”
“IF WALLS COULD TALK”
“DON’T MAKE ME LOSE MY RELIGION!”
"THANK GOD IT'S SUNDAY! THE REMIX”
"THE CONGREGATION IN FULL EFFECT!
"TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED"
"THE UNBELIEVABLE MAN"
"A MESSAGE IN THE STORM"
"HOLIER THAN THOU"
"THE BOOGIE WOOGIE PREACHER"
"FAITH IS THE KEY"
"THANK GOD IT'S SUNDAY!"
"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"
"BACK IN THE GOOD OL' DAYZ, 70'S"
"HOW JOHNNIE MAE GOT HER GROOVE ON"
"LOVE AIN'T GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT"
"GOSSIP MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND"
"TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF"
"CRACK COCAINE IS NOT THE WAY OF LIFE"
"DRUGS: YOU MAKE THE DECISION"
"HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT SAM"
"THE TOBACCO VERDICT"
"DON'T BE A VICTIM"
"THINK ABOUT IT"
"THE CRACK ALLEY"
"I WANNA BE FREE"
In addition to writing, producing and directing various plays, he has also performed in the following theatrical productions: "THAT MAN OF MINE," "FLIGHT OF THE NATIVE," "THE BIG CHURCH MEETING," "THE IDLE HEAD," "FENCES," "THE BLACK CYCLE," "RAISIN IN THE SUN," "A SUNDAY MORNING IN THE SOUTH" and the above mentioned productions. Most of the productions presented by PCARA Productions
Most of the productions presented by PCARA have been sellouts. His latest production, “Faith Vs Fear” was held in Pensacola, Florida on February 16, 2019.
Mr. Williams has received rave reviews from the media, newspapers and even special recognition from former President Bill Clinton. His works emphasize the importance of God first, family, young people, and community. Mr. Williams has written another new gospel comedy stage-play, “Have Mercy Boulevard!” The new production will take place February 15, 2020.
Mr. Williams plans, organizes and hosts a yearly Youth Extravaganza. The extravaganza showcases talented youth throughout the entire Pensacola and surrounding communities. Each year over 200 youth participate.
Mr. Williams plans, organizes and hosts a yearly event entitled, “Community Networking and Getting involved Funfest." The Funfest consisted of workshops, recreational activities, free lunch, and awards for their participation.
Mr. Williams also plans and organizes an annual non-violence day each year entitled "The Big Community Cookout," United Together For Non-Violence and A drug-Free Community. The cookout consisted of speeches by local leaders, entertainment and free food. Each year over 2,500 people attend this event.
Funding for the many programs PCARA offers is a major undertaking and he spends many hours rehearsing professional actors and actresses for performances of theatrical productions he writes, produces, directs, and promotes to keep their program afloat.
Mr. Williams spends many hours counseling incarcerated youth and adults.
Mr. Williams is employed as a Community Center Coordinator with the Escambia County Neighborhood and Human Service Department.
Mr. Williams has received numerous of awards for his community service to include the Escambia County Employee of the Year 2015. The hours that Mr. Williams has devoted to helping those less fortunate is truly remarkable. The fact that he is a full time employee and the Ambassador for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Double “A” Base team has a family, and a dedicated member of Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church makes it even more remarkable.
Mr. Williams consistently provides a quality of service unsurpassed in his dedication to aid and encourage the safe and full development of youth, believing that giving of one's self to others will advance the well-being of man, our community and world.
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