J.D. Williams was the fifth president of Simpson Bible Institute in Seattle. He replaced McGarvey as superintendent of the PNWD and also as principal of SBI. He was a teacher and head of the English Department at New York Missionary Training College (of the C&MA); taught at the Missionary Training Institute (Nyack) for five years and was superintendent for one year; principal at Fort Wayne Bible School for three years; founder and superintendent, for seven years, of St. Paul Bible College; established Zamboanga (elsewhere listed as Ebenezer) Bible Institute (Philippines); secretary of the Education Department in the N.Y. Board (2 years); district superintendent in a number of districts.
The J.D. Williams Conference Room measures 40 feet by 60 feet. The room can be arranged to fit theater, seminar, and banquet style seating. Theater seating can accommodate 80 people; seminar seating can accommodate 30 people; and banquet seating can accommodate 60 people.