The Wealthy Place Ministries Leadership
The Wealthy Place Ministries is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Bishop Bill McDonnell
Pastor Bill McDonnell is a man with a heart for the people of God, whose ministry is highlighted by his service to people. Pastor Bill, as he is affectionately referred, assumed the reigns as Pastor of Ebenezer COGIC, (now known as Wealthy Place Ministries, COGIC) in 1995. He is a visionary leader, not only for The Wealthy Place, but for the entire community.
Pastor McDonnell accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1971 and rose steadily through the ranks, accepting the call to the ministry in 1978. If there is a phrase that would characterize Pastor Bill, it would be "Born Leader." In 1988, his leadership qualities facilitated his promotion to Youth Pastor for Vegas View COGIC, a position he held until 1995. His enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication to leadership, have permeated his pastoral endeavors and the pattern of promotion, so typical in the early years, continues to manifest itself today.
Throughout the years of his service to our Lord and Savior, Pastor McDonnell was elevated to President of the Nevada State Ways and Means Committee in 1998, Superintendent of the Nehemiah District in 2003, and Administrative Assistant to Bishop Caruth Hall in 2008. In 2011, Pastor McDonnell became the President of Churches of Southern Nevada and in 2012, during his tenure as Superintendent, he inspired the development of Kingdom Builders Bible Seminary, a fully accredited institution, located in Las Vegas, NV.
Pastor McDonnell's leadership inspired and expanded the Nehemiah District, which consisted of approximately eight ministries and in 2015, received a Doctorate of Divinity. In addition to being a phenomenal Pastor, he has also owned and operated a successful construction company and excelled in all administrative, educational, and ecclesiastical endeavors that God has assigned him.
Pastor McDonnell is happily married to a dynamic woman in her own right, Lady Alma Faye McDonnell, who served as the Supervisor of Women for the Nevada 1st Jurisdiction. Pastor and Lady McDonnell are the parents of three children, who along with their families, are also working and committed to the vision of The Wealthy Place.
Pastor Bill McDonnell is an innovative, anointed, high spirited, creative thinker and has a heart for and love for the people of God!
Alma Faye McDonnell
As First Lady of The Wealthy Place Ministries, Church of God in Christ, Lady McDonnell demonstrates strong, energetic leadership effectively overseeing the affairs of the women’s ministry and music ministry. Once you meet and hear her minister you experience a well-read, energetic speaker with undeniable anointing in delivering inspiring, motivational, and life transforming messages from the Word of God.
Her later academic achievements includes Certified Christian Counselor & Life Coach, Canyon Ridge Christian Education, Certified Instructor, Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse; Becoming a Responsible Teen, UNLV Continuing Education, Certificate, Dr. G. Hemphill: “The Art of Biblical Preaching”.
A licensed missionary and evangelist, Lady McDonnell has served faithfully over 35 years within the Nevada Jurisdiction. She has most recently served under Jurisdictional Prelates Bishop Carruth Hall and Bishop Leon Smith as well as the Women’s Department State Supervisors Mother Verna Ware and Mother Estella Hines. She was appointed to the Executive Board, President of the Licensed Missionary Board and State YPWW, Finance Secretary. In 2012 Evangelist McDonnell was appointed and entrusted as an arm of administrative support to State Supervisor of women, Mother Estella Hines. Her assignment included assuring the objectives for women’s programs, coordinating and implementing fundraisers and/or specific State women’s department meetings.
Lady McDonnell was appointed Nevada, First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Supervisor of Women by Bishop Leon Smith, in November of 2014 to July 2017. Her appointment was then to the National Church of God in Christ, Executive Board and Supervisor without charge in the National Church of God in Christ.
Lady McDonnell contributes as an Advisory Board member on more than one local community non-profit corporation. She was also honored in 2017 and 2018 by the American Clergy Leadership Conference as one of a selected few Las Vegas clergy to attend their conference in South Korea.
National Supervisor Alma Faye McDonnell is known loved and highly regarded throughout the Las Vegas community as a compassionate servant. Revered as one of the best cooks in Christendom she consistently insures that excellence in hospitality is “the norm” for any dining experience at The Wealthy Place Ministries.
Having an ingenious mind and eye for the extraordinary in designer fashions she strategically collects elegant, stylish apparel. From her fashion collection and an entrepreneurial spirit “Ain’t Nothing New” customized fashion coordination was birthed in 2009. Supervisor McDonnell has an inherent ability for fashion coordination that creates a unified look and feel, customized to produce an iconic image in one’s appearance.
Supervisor Alma Faye McDonnell loves her family dearly and has been married for over 48 years to Overseer Bill McDonnell Jr. They have three children: Charity McDonnell, Victor McDonnell and Victoria McTyer, twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Her motto in life is “ Just Do It” and her main goal in Christendom as she faces the challenges of today and the future is to love God supremely and her neighbor as herself, and to seek to glorify God in all that she does.