Pastor Michael B. Willard was born to George and Rosie Willard of Littlefield, Texas on December 4th. Upon graduation Pastor Willard enlisted in the United States Army as a Military Policeman where he received a number of awards and medals for his service, as well as serving in the Gulf War.
While serving at Ft. Carson Colorado, he met Bella Marie Estrella,
who would later become his wife on August 24th 1991.
After serving his country for 8 years he received an honorable discharge so he could prepare for full-time ministry. Pastor and 1st Lady Willard, share three bright, gifted and beautiful daughters together: Mischa, Jahnia and Mikahaela. Mischa (Norris) is a graduate of Texas Tech University and currently resides in Big Spring, Texas she is married to Corey Norris. Jahnia (West), is married to Amari West they blessed us with our first grandson Nahveer, and she serves on active duty in the U.S. Navy residing in San Diego, California. Mikahaela has recently graduated from Forsan High School and is working while attending Howard College.
Bella M. Willard was born to Lawrence Sr. and Carol of Wahiawa, Hawaii on March 4. Her parents would later divorce and Bella with her brother Lawrence Jr., Carol (her mother) and her stepfather Alphonso Massey moved to Colorado. Bella's lifelong dream was to serve people as a nurse. While living in Colorado Spring, Co., she met Michael Willard, who would later become her husband on August 24th 1991. Of course their first duty station would be Ft. Carson, Co; they would later travel to Giessen Germany, Ft. Richardson, Alaska, and Ft. Stewart Georgia. Following her husband as he accepted the call of God to pastor, they eventually moved to Big Spring, Texas.
Bella also attended Howard College as a nursing student. She served nine years as the school nurse for Forsan ISD and now served side-by-side her husband in ministry.