WePete and Associates

Faith, Family, and Community Consultants

Let's plan your brighter future!


WePete and Associates

Funding Essentials for Non-Profit & For-Profit Organizations. Let's plan your brighter future!


Willie Peterson


Born and raised in Youngstown, OH where I now serve as the pastor of the NewBirth KimmelBrook Baptist Church, the president and CEO of both The Center for Community Empowerment and WEPete Inc.

In 1995, while the pastor of the Oberlin Bible Fellowship, I began the quest into community organizing and the faith-based Initiative. It began when I was approached by a couple of the members of the church I was attending in Lorain OH about attending a grant-writing seminar to learn of new ways to meet the needs of the community where I served as pastor. Within a short period of time, I received certification as a grant writer and immediately went to work.

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10 Mistakes Fundraisers Make by Willie Peterson

This eBook is one of Willie Peterson's most popular publications available as a free download. Inside of this eBook, you will learn:

  • The Big Mistakes to Avoid
  • What Funders Look For
  • How to Carefully Follow Funders Instructions

Are you sick and tired of being STUCK?

Pastor Willie helps people like you plan your brighter future.

Ignoring a problem never makes it go away… it only makes things worse, and ultimately harder to solve. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place to jumpstart your life! The difference between staying where you are indefinitely, and moving forward to realize your potential, is all about taking action.


Assessing Your Business

Evaluate your organization's strengths and weaknesses to identify the most desirable funding opportunities.

Matching Business Models

Learn how to align your business model with the right funder to increase your chances of securing funding.

Creating Cash Flow

Develop strategies to generate consistent cash flow for your organization's longterm sustainability.

We can help you achieve greater success, faster, and with fewer setbacks.


What did Michael Jordan, Princess Diana, C.S. Lewis and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? They all used coaches.

Even at the peak of their careers, great leaders continue to use coaches to help them achieve more. If you are ready to take action and create the outcomes you want, we offer coaching programs to assist you in the process. 

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Want thorough training to help you master your trade, but can’t imagine it fitting into your busy schedule?

Pastor Willie offers high quality online video training that you can watch on your own time. 
We pour passion, knowledge, and practical pointers into all of our videos. Which means the trainings won’t just engage you; it will also change you. 

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Pastor Willie gives practical support by offering advice and counseling with a view to improving areas that have hindered you. Whether counseling is a new experience for you or something you've done before, it is common to have questions about how counseling can help you and what to expect. Our counseling service provides an interactive process of talking with a skilled professional.

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We Offer Courses for Success


Let's Hear  from Fatima Harding

Versatile Companies | NJ

"Working with Mr.Willie has been the best thing that has ever happened to our company! His diligent and straightforward way of explaining the way to getting funding has saved our business. The course he offers are so fueled with information that is so crucial to unlocking what we were seeking. He was always ready for any questions we have ever had and guided us through this foreign journey! I'm telling you, everyone deserves that chance to change their lives and work with the one and only! Thank you!"

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