Pastor David A. Lyerly was born to O’Dell and Jean M. Lyerly in New Rochelle, New York. Elder Lyerly married his sweetheart, Maxine McIntosh on May 4, 1991 and from this union two beautiful children were born, Dominique Nicole and Danielle Janay. He began his education at the George M. Davis Elementary School in New Rochelle, New York. Subsequently, he attended the Long Island University with a major in Computer Science, Bethel Bible College and the Huge Theological Seminary. Elder Lyerly was formerly employed by the G.E. Capitol as a Computer Specialist, Greenwich Hospital as a Network Manager/MCSE, Chase Manhattan Bank as a Licensed Banker and is currently a Licensed Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker. He is the founder and president of Mind Shapers, Inc. a 501c3 a Nonprofit Youth Community Development Corporation. Elder Lyerly accepted the Lord Jesus Christ in 1986 and entered the ministry in 1990. He was ordained on July 13, 1997 at the Bible Way Church headquartered in Washington DC by Apostle Huie L. Rogers. He served under the leadership of Apostle O’Dell Lyerly as a Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Musician, Local Youth President, National Youth President (Bible Way Churches Worldwide), Minister and Assistant Pastor. He became Assistant Pastor August 2008 and was installed as the Senior Pastor of the Bible Way Church New Rochelle, NY on February 20, 2010. With the help of God and the support of the dedicated church members, we have been able to conduct monthly nursing home visits, which include two services a month for the residents of the Sound Shore Schaffer Extended Care Center. We have an ongoing collaboration with Habitat for Humanity by hosting community functions in support of housing and shelter for residents of our community. “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil . 3:13-14).