Board of Directors
James D. Croone Sr.
Professor James D. Croone Sr. recently joined Northwest University as an adjunct professor. He also currently serves as director/professor at Seattle Urban Bible College located in the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area.
One of James’s interests include teaching an enhanced bible study in South Seattle (Friday Night Light), where he concentrates on Old and New Testament studies and urban missions.
James serves on the pastoral team at Elevation Church in Kirkland, Washington, and resides with his wife Bobbie in Seattle, Washington.
Myra L. Willhoite
Myra L. Willhoite is the owner and CEO of Room for Change by Myra, a home refining and organization company. In the past, Myra has served as president of Arrowhead Christian Homeschoolers Cooperative, a program supported by Northwest Baptist Church, in Phoenix, Arizona. And, she was a former SPARKS director for AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed), at Central Baptist Church, in Clovis, California.
Education is Myra's first love. Myra has taught preschool and supervised the infant-toddler program at Cascade Christian Schools. And, she holds accreditation by Early Achievers of Washington State, an early childhood education accreditation program.
She is the recipient of the US Armor Association's Joan of Arc Medal for meritorious service. Myra is a member of Community Bible Fellowship Church in Seattle, Washington, where she teaches an adult women's bible study.
Dr. Michael Ley
Dr. Michael Ley is a retired employee from the Department of Corrections. Currently, he is the founder and president of New Beginnings Bible Ministries and serves as the operating officer and coordinator of all ministry sponsored events. New Beginnings Bible Ministries is affiliated with Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Temple-Kiononia under the leadership of Dr. Bishop A. L. Hardy.
Dr. Ley also teaches at Bishop A. L. Hardy Academy of Theology, under the leadership of Dr. Bishop A. L. Hardy who is the founder and president. Dr. Ley is one of their most tenured professor and a board member.
Dr. Ley attends Manifested Glory Ministries in Kent, Washington, under the leadership of Barbara Stowers, Superintendent. He serves as a preaching and teaching elder and he is also a board member for the church.
Carol A. Wells
Carol Wells is a retired employee from North Seattle Community College and the University of Washington. As a longtime community activist, she has always advocated for the oppressed and those in need. During her retirement, helping senior citizens has become her focus, and she has volunteered with Union Gospel Mission and the Senior Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens.
She currently volunteers with the Central Area Senior Center, helping to bring the Word to members by typing and editing lessons for the weekly bible study class.
Carol is a member of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church in Kent, Washington, which practices a Christ centered ministry, making disciples of all people and addressing the needs of the total person.
Gail E. Haynes
Gail E. Haynes has been a community advocate/case manager for over 20 years serving homeless families, persons affected by domestic violence, and disabled veterans. She has worked with various social service agencies throughout the Seattle-King County area.
Gail graduated from RHEMA Bible College under the leadership of the late Kenneth E. Hagin Ministries, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She’s an avid student and teacher of the Bible. In 2001, Gail traveled with 40 other RHEMA students to Lima, Peru, on a short-term mission trip to minister and spread God's Word in Peru and Machu Picchu.
Currently, Gail is a licensed real estate broker with a heart’s desire to empower families within the lower-income brackets to purchase their own home. Gail enjoys being a poet, wellness educator, mother and grandmother.
Gail is a member of Church by the Side of the Road in Seattle, WA, and actively serves as an altar prayer counselor and member of the women’s ministry.