Hilda (Lucy) DuBose was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. After struggling with drugs for many years, Lucy graduated from the Hoving Home (a residential rehabilitation program) completed one year at Zion Bible College and graduated from Assemblies of God New Jersey School of Ministry.
In her early years of recovery Lucy developed a burden for the city she loved so deeply Camden, NJ. The vision was to provide resources to those who are addicted to life controlling substances. Having been controlled by substances for a portion of her life along with many failed attempts at sobriety she had firsthand knowledge about the need for quality Christ – Centered Services.
In 2004 Lucy returned to her home town, where she served as the Addictions Services Director at the Fellowship House for 10 years, and on the Board of Addictions Victorious Inc.
In January 2014 along with her husband Wil DuBose and their home church Calvary Assembly of God established a non-profit organization, Faces of Change mission is to provide quality Christ – Centered Services to individuals whose lives have been shattered by life controlling issues.
Today Lucy has been clean and sober for over 22 years. She has helped hundreds of individuals struggling with substance abuse find entrance into Christian Drug Programs throughout United States. She is a facilitator; speaker and vibrant preacher sharing God’s Word in a way that is transparent and relatable at churches, retreats, and conferences.
She and her husband of 20 years, are whole heartedly committed to the vision God has placed in their hearts for the people in the city of Camden NJ. They are active members and leaders at Calvary Assembly of God under the mentorship of Rev. Daniel S. Astuto.
Willie E. DuBose completed his education in Criminal Justice at Mitchell College and is also a graduate of the New Jersey District School of Ministry. After graduating he served as a coordinator for an outreach and tracking program for adjudicated youth in the State of Rhode Island.
Upon taking residence in the State of New Jersey Mr. DuBose has entrenched himself into the domestic violence community serving as former appointed representative to the State of New Jerseys Board on Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality. He also served on the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Woman standards committee for Batterers Intervention Programs while holding a Senior Treatment Coordinator position at a local social service organization.
Wil DuBose, is currently the Prevention Coordinator for the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence. He has worked in the domestic violence field for nearly 16 years providing Batterers Intervention services.
I was blessed to be born into a Christian home. I grew up believing in the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although I was always involved with church and sensitive to the things of God, I remember formally inviting Jesus Christ into my heart as Lord and Savior in my early teens. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit soon after that. In my senior year of high school I sensed the call of God in my life for full time ministry.
I attended Zion Bible Institute, East Providence, Rhode Island in September 1970. After two years at Zion, I was married to my high school sweetheart, Evelyn (August 5, 1972) and transferred to Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.
I returned to my home in Brooklyn, NY and worked in secular employment while also helping my home church primarily in the area of youth ministry.
I was credentialed in New Jersey and began my full-time ministry as youth pastor at Kingsway Assembly of God, Cherry Hill, NJ in September, 1977.
I was ordained as a NJ Assemblies of God minister in May, 1980.
I served at Kingsway for six years until I accepted the senior pastorate at Crossroads Assembly of God, Hamburg, NJ in June, 1983 and was their pastor for 16 years. The Lord gave me the privilege to help the church to mother two congregations in neighboring communities and have a tremendous missions impact.
In June, 1999, we were led to pastor in our current position as senior pastor of Calvary Assembly of God, Pennsauken, NJ. I was able to return to Southeastern University to obtain my Master of Arts degree in Ministerial Leadership in 2005.
God has blessed my life in so many different ways throughout the years. He has given me a wonderful wife, three great children who are serving Him and 6 grand children.
Along with those blessings he has enabled me to experience the privilege of helping and mentoring people for full-time ministry as pastors, missionaries and other positions of ministry.
I have a passion to continue helping young men and women to prepare for full-time Christian service.
My name is Nellie Carde Camacho and I am 47 years old. I am a single mom of two adult boys and one teenage daughter. I have also recently acquired the new title of Nana by my one-month old twin grand-daughters.
I have worked at Public Health Management Corporation, a non-profit public health organization in Philadelphia, for 17 years. I am a Human Resource Information Systems Specialist, and I manage our employee database, Time Management and assist in the payroll process for 2500+ employees. Prior to my current employer I had worked 3 years at Greater Philadelphia Health Action’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation program called Al-Assist, where I had regular interaction with those seeking help with their addictions.
I can see now how God was preparing me for His kingdom work with the experience and knowledge I have acquired in the positions I have held.
I never would have imagined that God could use me in the capacity that He has. Being a part of various ministries within my home church also helped to prepare me and my heart for His service.
Faces of Change has given me, and offers others, the opportunity to fulfill a calling we all have of going outside the church and reaching the lost. Having been with FOC since the start, I have learned and grown so much under the direction of both Wil and Lucy. And I’m excited to see how I’ll continue that growth now in this new role as Secretary and Treasurer of Faces of change. I am so thankful to God for allowing me the privilege of being used in this capacity and to be part of Faces of Change and the amazing work God is doing through this ministry. To God be all the glory!
Kurt Kinney grew up in northern Maine and felt the call of God on his life as a teenager in Bible camp. He graduated from Zion Bible Institute in Barrington, RI in 1989. He began ministry in State College, PA in 1989 where he served as Youth/Music Pastor at State College Assembly of God until 1993. From 1993 – 1995, he was a Drama Director for the Christian drama ministry “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames.” From 1995 to the present, Kurt has served as the Senior Pastor of Bethel Christian Center in Blackwood, NJ. Since 2008, he has also served as Presbyter of the West Central South Section of the New Jersey District of the Assemblies of God.
Kurt and his wife, Kathy, live in Blackwood, NJ. They have 2 children, Josh (married to Linda) and Amanda.