Tim and Pamela Bolding, Co-Directors of the Neighborhood Christian Center
They are no strangers to the Decatur area or the Decatur NCC. They moved to Decatur, AL in 1988; Pamela, a licensed social worker, employed at Charter Retreat hospital and Tim working in the computer industry. Later they created their own computer company Vivid Technologies and continued their work in various ministry opportunities. When the Decatur NCC site was established they actively volunteered their time with various aspects of the ministry, until God called them to full-time ministry at French Camp Academy in French Camp, Mississippi. French Camp Academy is a Christian boarding school for approximately 180 troubled youth. They wore many hats at FCA; from dorm-parenting 14 teen-age girls, assistant to vice-president of finances, tutoring, discipleship, mentoring, food service director, and etc. After almost six years of ministry at FCA, the Boldings felt God calling them out of their ministry at FCA into a new direction. After much prayer, seeking God’s direction, and a providential meeting with the NCC home office; God began to open the doors for ministry at the NCC in Decatur. The Boldings accepted the call to return to Decatur, Alabama as Directors of the NCC in May 2006.
Regina Willingham, Ministry Team
Regina has resided in Decatur, Alabama for the past 21 years. She is married to Carl Willingham, Jr and have been blessed through their union to raise three children Tajwana, Megan, and Austin along with four grandchildren. Regina has been involved in Evangelistic, Outreach & Jail Ministries since 1986. She was employed by FedEx Corporation for 29 years as an Operations Manager. While seeking God to order her steps, she heard the call to leave her job in corporate America and become fully involved in serving God and His sheep. After much prayer, she came to the Neighborhood Christian Center to volunteer and after a year, was hired for a staff position. In Regina’s words, she describes it as “everyday seeing Jesus in action and being his hands and feet.” Regina enjoys assisting on our regular client days, teaching rehabilitation, women’s jail & prison ministry classes, along with classes at the SOS Center and Hands Home of Decatur. She expresses her work as “finding her true Purpose in Life and is grateful to God for the opportunity to serve.”
Hilda Delgado, Ministry Team
Glenn Byrd, Outreach Ministries Coach & Coordinator
Glenn Byrd, NCC Outreach Ministries Community Coach & Coordinator. Glenn has a broad range of responsibilities such as working with Falkville Schools officials, Carpenter’s Cabinet (local food bank), area church leaders, business leaders, helping people in need, providing resources, discipleship training, teaching, mentoring, and more. Glenn Byrd, has been married to his wife Brenda for 31 years. He is a life time believer in God and Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He is a member of First Bible Church in Decatur, AL and serves on different ministries there. He has been a Neighborhood Christian Center volunteer for the past several years, teaching at the Morgan County Jail. He has served as a Sunday School teacher and for years lead a small men’s group of coworkers each morning for prayer and devotional. He has a passion for serving God and people. That passion has led him to being a full time employee with the NCC. Serving God / Serving People.
Ashley Collins, Ministry Team
Ashley Collins has lived in Decatur since 2003. She is married to Brent and has two awesome children, Abby and Hudson. She is originally from Memphis, TN and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Communication. After graduating college, Ashley went to Nashville, TN to work for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Moving to Decatur was a big change but grew to love living there. She worked for the Volunteer Center of Morgan County as the Events & Fundraising Coordinator then a few years later felt called to work at her church, Central United Methodist, as their Marketing and Communications Director. Then, in 2010, she started to volunteer at the Neighborhood Christian Center, and loved it. She was humbled to be asked to join the Center’s Board of Directors and still currently resides on the Board. Ashley then filled in for a maternity leave in 2015 at the Center which turned into a part-time job working with the jail ministry, workforce development, website, newsletter, bookkeeping, and whatever else is needed! She is grateful to love her job and role at the Neighborhood Christian Center.