"Helping Others to Help Themselves"












Chief Executive Officer

Dr. W. Clyde Williams holds the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, the Masters of Divinity Degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C., the Masters of Religious Education Degree from The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, a Masters of Arts Degree from Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Ph.D. Degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  In 1972, Paine College awarded Dr. Williams with the Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

Dr. Williams has distinguished himself as a nationally recognized clergy person.  His pastorates have been St. John CME Church, Atlanta, Georgia, Trinity CME Church, Milledgeville, Georgia, Noble Chapel CME Church, Birmingham, Alabama, Bethel CME church, Cordele, Georgia, Oak Grove/Cogar Hill CME Church, Daviston, Alabama, Moody Temple, Montgomery, Alabama, and First CME Church, Montgomery, Alabama.  In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he is Deputy Assistant to the Mayor and Director of Community Development for the city of Greenville, Georgia.

Dr. Williams has served as Director of Boys Work, Bethlehem Center, Augusta, Georgia, Chaplain, Migrant Ministry, State Council of Churches, Long Island, New York, Director of Youth and Adult Education Work, Sixth Episcopal District, CME Church of Atlanta, Georgia, Director of Recruiting, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Registrar, Director of Admissions, and Faculty, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the National Institute for Human Development, Inc., Interim President, H. Council Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama, Associate General Secretary on Consultation of Church Union, Executive Secretary of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and President of Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama.

As President of Miles College, his achievements included the building of the Kirkendoll Learning Resources Center, the establishment of Miles Law School and the Life-Long Learning Center for Ministries and Christian Workers, the building of the W. Clyde Williams Terrace Apartments for Senior Citizens and Handicapped Persons, Fairfield, Alabama, the purchase of the first Miles College gymnasium and the Miles College Eutaw Campus, Eutaw, Alabama.

Dr. Williams has been recognized and commended nationally, regionally, and locally for his community service, innovative leadership and publications.


Board of Directors

Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Board Chair, is the Presiding Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, serving the states of Alabama and Florida.  She is the former Executive Director of the national Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. She has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union Universityís School of Theology, and Emory Universityís Candler School of Theology.  She is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Miles College, Fairfield, Alabama and Chair of the Family Life Committee of the World Methodist Council.


Mr. Charles Smith is a former executive with Eastern Airlines, Coca Cola Corporation and the Atlantic and Pacific Corporation.  Mr. Smith has also served as President of the Interstate Environmental Inc and Ash Construction Company in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive experience in creating community/corporate partnerships and projects.  He is an executive with a national hotel chain and is located in San Francisco.


Rev. Dr. Julius Clay is pastor of the Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church in New York City, New York.  He is a Board Member for the Tri-State Law Enforcement Foundation (New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey), Former Adjunct Professor at the Wimberly School of Religion and Graduate Theological Center of Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Past Vice President of the Gary (Indiana) Community School Corporation, and Founder and first Chairman of the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) United for Better Housing Program.  He is the author of the book, Leadership Skills Required to Renew a Declining Church in a Decaying Community (Published in 1997 and 2006).


Charles B. Williams, Jr,  Williams joined NIHD in 2011.  He is former Compensation Advisor for the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, Alabama (1989-2011).  He is skilled in the areas of human resource management, budget administration, organization design, classification and compensation, leadership, staff development and project management. He has a B.S. degree in Business Administration (Miles College) and graduate studies in Business (Alabama A & M).  He has been the pastor of Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL since 1986 and is currently enrolled in a Masterís program at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.




  William S. Armstead, III Chief Financial Officer

Armstead joined NIHD in 2006 as its Vice President for Administration and Finance. His previous employment includes  Internal Auditor and Construction manager at Miles College, Fairfield, AL (2001 -2006, and 2008), Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery AL (Business Manager, 2000-2001 and Director of Fiscal Operations, 1999-2000), Officer Manager of the State of Alabama Employment Service (1980-1999), Vice President for Administration and Finance, Miles College (1974-1980) and Business Manager of the Tuscaloosa State Technical College (1968-1969). He has a  B.S. degree in Business Administration (Miles College) and a Masterís degree in Business Administration (Samford University).


O. Jerome Green, Esq, Senior Consultant

Green is an a licensed attorney with over 25 years of experience in litigation and transactions involving business, education, politics, church law matters and economic development.  He is the current President of Shorter College in North Little Rock, AK,  A former Assistant City Attorney for the city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1991 Green became the first black partner in the Little Rock law firm of Gill, Wallace, Clayton & Elrod (now the Gill Firm), His own law firm, Jerome Green & Associates (with offices in Little Rock and Washington, DC), opened in 1993, represented clients such as the Little Rock National Airport, 3M Corporation, the Arkansas Medical Dental & Pharmaceutical Association, and the 12th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Green was appointed to several commission and international panels under Bill Clinton's administrations as Governor and President.  Green has a B.A. degree (Miles College), M.A. degree (Ohio State University) and J.D. degree (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) and the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Shorter College in North Little Rock, AK.


Gregory M. Williams, M.DIV., Program Coordinator, Rural Leadership Development Institute

Anderson T. Graves, M. Ed., Program Coordinator, Rural Leadership Development Institute

Patrick Packer, B.S. (Economics), Program Coordinator, Community and Economic Development Projects

Gloria Longstreet, M. Div., Program Coordinator, Mapping Pathways to College Project

Gloria Haynes, D. Min., Academic Dean Academic Dean, Academy for Public Theology




Rev. John Walker (Southeast)

Dr. Al Sampson (Mideast)

Rev. Alfred Harrison (East)

Rev. Mary McKinney (International Missions)



Mr. Charles Fields, Fields and Associates, Fairfield, AL

Attorney William Pompey, Pompey and Pompey, Camden, AL

Mr. Malcolm Thomas, Huntsville, AL

Rev. J. L. Wofford, Selma, AL

Rev. Veatrice Crockrom, Birmingham, AL

Dr. Yvette McPherson Richardson, Birmingham, AL


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