The Ohio homeless man with a golden voice explained Friday how a YouTube video transformed his life, bringing in multiple job offers for announcing work.
Just days ago, footage shot by The Columbus Dispatch showcased Ted Williams' voice and made him an overnight sensation. It even led to a reunion with his 90-year-old mother Julia Williams.
Watch the video here.
In an interview with ABC News' "Good Morning America" Friday, mother and son recognized God as the source of Williams' redemption.
"In all my success in the past I never acknowledged God," Ted Williams told GMA anchor Robin Roberts. "I was grateful, but I never got down on my knees and said 'Thank You, God.'"
The father of nine vowed that this time around he would "take nothing for granted."
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding," he quoted Proverbs 3:5-7. "'In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.' For that reason alone, I'm here today."
Williams' mother, who hadn't seen her son in 10 years partly due to his substance abuse, also acknowledged God.
"I've been through lots, but I've survived, going to church and believing in God," his mother Julia Williams said. "I have survived. God has looked over me all the way and He's helped me through.
Williams has already been back at work this week, taking advantage of his amazing gift. He just finished recording a commercial for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese scheduled to air Sunday during the Fight Hunger Bowl on ESPN. Williams also recorded voiceover promos Thursday for MSNBC's Lean Forward campaign.
--Originally published Jan. 7, 2011.