Rev. Dr. Greta Willis
Greta Willis is an ordained Elder at the Pillar Worship Center under the leadership of Apostle Roger Johnson, Pastor. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Theology at the Pillar Bible College, Baltimore, MD. She is a wife (Deacon Mark Willis), mother, grandmother (Janaya & Kimani), sister and friend. Her only daughter is currently serving in the United States Military (OSCS) Nichole D. White. She uses her spiritual gifts of giving to assist others in all areas of life. She always gives the LOVE of the LORD to all that she meets. She is fondly known in the community as “Momma Greta” for her door may be knocked upon daily for a helping hand. Whether someone needs food, clothing, financial resources or shelter, she is there for not only her immediate family but also the entire community.
The gifts that were bestowed upon her have allowed her to advocate for youth and their families. Her primary focuses are at risk youth between the ages of 5-21. She motivates and inspires them. Her slogan is “Transforming Youth into “CHAMPIONS”. She is the co-founder of the Kevin L. Cooper Foundation, Inc., name after her youngest son Kevin L. Cooper whom life was stolen unjustly by a Baltimore City, Police Officer on August 12, 2006 at the tender age of 14 years old. Thrusting her to advocate against Police Misconduct holding them accountable for their actions. Rev. Willis is dedicated to advocate for the youth through her personal pain. She travels nationally encouraging others through the word of God and standing with families who experienced loss. She has been able to turn her tragedy into Triumph. Through her Foundation she yearly, donates books, clothes and other necessary educational tools to various schools to promote education. Also, through the Foundation she has a Scholarship Fund, Achievement Award, FREE Summer Camp, Summer Connect program where school supplies, clothes, food, health screenings, literature and other items are given to the community at no cost.
Rev. Willis story is featured in the documentary Protect, Serve and Care, which won the Emmy Awards in Massachusetts.
Rev. Willis leads a grief support group at Liberty Elementary School in Baltimore, City for youth. She also graduated from the Ropers Academy …advocating for Victims of Crime and their families.
Rev. Willis was blessed to speak at the 2017 NAACP National Conference as well as Loyola College for Social Equality.
Rev. Willis is the Director of the Pillar Worship Center Family Kitchen (pantry) and Outreach Program in Southwest Baltimore. She is committed to strengthening families and communities as well as positively impacting the lives of our youth.
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to be a part of the Maryland Violence Prevention Coalition. MVPC is a coalition of organizations with a joint mission of reducing violence and improving living conditions in underserved Maryland communities. Using a community-led approach, we seek to empower the voices often neglected and educate elected officials and the public about urgent community needs.