The Ministerial Alliance – Officers & Members


Pastor Donald MayesDonald Mayes, President
Family Prayer Center

Pastor Donald Mayes, the sitting President of The Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinity is a graduate of the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerefield, Illinois. He is the Founding Pastor of the Worship Community Church, and the Organizer of the Springfield Prayer Summit. Illinois Teen Challenge Board Member, , , Springfield NAACP Religious Executive Chairman, Springfield Urban League Male Involvement Presenter, a member of Springfield Right to Life. Reverend Mayes is also a Cross Cultural Missionary to 17 Countries, and a Servant Leader. Pastor Mayes loves God by loving people.

Gary Pierce, Vice President
Key of David Ministries
Minister Gary T. Pierce, MHS, CADC
I was called by the Lord God in 1984, in which I avoided my calling. I was again called by God in 1999. In which I made the decision that it was no mistake that the Lord God had a mission for me, which was validated by him. I was licensed and ordained in 2001.
I received my Associates of Arts Degree in Political Science from Waubonsee Community College in 1984. I received my Bachelors of Social Work from MacMurray College in 2004. I received my Masters in Human Services in 2014 from University of Illinois of Springfield, with a concentration in Alcohol & Drug Counseling. I’m a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and currently pursuing my certification for a License Professional Counselor.
I founded KEY OF DAVID MINISTRIES in November 2001 in which I’m the Director with outreach programs, helping the homeless, ex-offenders, and at-risk youth. My wife and I also have a local television program on Access 4 that airs on Saturdays at 9:00am, 3:00pm, and 9:00pm. I have also published a book titled “ANGELS HEAR What the SPIRIT is Saying to THE SEVEN CHURCHES, Revelation 1-3.”

Pastor Roy Newman
Roy Newman, Treasurer
Pastor, Fresh Visions Community Church
Roy Newman—Founding Pastor of Fresh Visions Community Church, Springfield, IL since May, 2005.

Roy has a desire to build strong families thereby building strong communities by encouraging others through the teaching and application of biblical principles.

He previously served as Chair of Springfield Urban League Board as well as Chair of Salvation Army Advisory Board. He also served on the board of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois and Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University with a bachelor’s in Business Administration, Newman continued his studies through Moody Bible Institute and received a Master of Arts in General Ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2007.

One of the greatest joys of Roy’s life is his family. He is married to the former Jackie L. Jones and they are the parents of 4 daughters and 3 grands.

Galda McCants, Secretary
St. Paul AME Church

Reverend Peggy Senor, Assistant Secretary
St. John AME Church

Ida Jackson, Chaplain
Emmanuel Temple COGIC

Silas Johnson, Jr., Parliamentarian
Pastor, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

The Ministerial Alliance of Springfield Members

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