About The Founder
Kelvin Wiley, was born in the Bronx, New York. At the age of five his parents separated and he was sent to live with his grandmother in Moultrie, Georgia. His grandmother became a pillar of influence in his life. Taking him to church and instilling the importance of prayer, she was instrumental in laying the early foundation of his faith.
For the past 26 years, Kelvin has been employed as a Teacher of Art in the Trenton Public School System. He uses his role as a teacher to introduce his students to the wonderful world of Art and to encourage, inspire, and ignite their ability to dream. Over the years he has become a personal mentor of many.
Kelvin received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Kutztown University and a Masters’ in Christian Counseling from Philadelphia Biblical University, in Langhorne Pa. He has won numerous awards as a Public Speaker through Toastmasters International and enjoys volunteering his time to important causes.
Kelvin is a proud father of an extraordinary adult son. Some of Kelvin’s personal interests include: fitness/walking, entrepreneurialism, bible study, spending time with family and friends, gardening, and playing chess.
The idea to develop Be Courageous Be Strong came to him on one of his early morning walks. He was reflecting on his recent divorce, the reality and pain of the situation and the daunting thought of starting over alone. In the midst of the heaviness, his heart was lightened as he reflected on the loving and supportive friends that God placed in his life. He thought, "If it were not for their love and prayers, I don't know how I would have gotten through it." In that moment he pondered, "There are probably many people who don't have a network of people speaking into their lives, but what if there was a website they could visit that offered that kind of hope and support?" That is how Be Courageous Be Strong was born.