Greg Lee Ranney 

Financial Instructor

Program Staff

Floyd Mills


Floyd L. Mills started in Real-Estate in 2000, two years after moving to Michigan.  He started out as a laborer for Westminster and Abby Homes located in Southfield, MI.  Knowing nothing about this business, but was a fast learner.  In 2001, he moved from laborer to punch man (inspector) in 2003, moved from inspector to superintendent assistant, and in 2004, was hired as a superintendent, all self-taught with the Wisdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, 

Before being laid off in 2006, he felt God telling him to buy houses.  Again, he did not know how to fix houses, but very shortly, had 18 rental homes and a 8 unit apartment building with the Lord leading and guiding him.  Any repair work he did himself along with some hired help for plumbing, electrical, drywall, flooring, etc.Today, he is a real estate investor, seminar teacher, and a real estate agent for the State of Michigan and still a landlord.   Floyd’s gifts are in leadership and administration and teaching. He also spent 5 years in prison, but came out doing all the work of the Lord Jesus Christ who he attributes to transforming him into a successful business person.

Alicia Matthews

Technical Support

Greg’s parents were farmers.  Greg is married and the father of 6 children from ages 37 to 11.  He is the grandfather of 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

Greg was born in Lapeer, MI; growing up in a farming community. He has four siblings.  Greg Graduated from Davison School. 

Greg Ranney chose to utilize his faith and the principles of entrepreneurship when he found himself a single parent. He became successful by using these and life skills that contributed to a permanent mindset that now benefits not only his family but others through self-employment.

Greg brings to us the gift and the ability to relate to others in their situations. His compassion and interest is helping everyone he can to improve their lives.Greg will share with our moms from a father’s point of view…effective parenting skills.

Brenda R. Crowder was born in Flint, MI the older of two she is the first born.  Her parents migrated from Meridian, Mississippi. Brenda Crowder is the mother of two girls, Endia Symone Crowder (16) an honor student at Powers High School and Ariel Elyse Crowder 9 attending St. John Vianney Catholic school.
​Brenda Crowde is a graduate of University of Michigan-Flint with a bachelor in Science/Health Care and Administration. She also holds a Certification in Group Exercise and Personal Trainer along with Certification in First Aid (CPR) from Red Cross.

Brenda brings with her a wealth of extensive Counseling services …she currently serves as Health Instructor with St. John Vianney Catholic School with young girls…she also served as Pregnancy Counselor and Parenting preparation skills, with The Answer Center for Women, under the Direction of Deborah Sowa.  Brenda served and taught Basic Nutrition and served as the Exercise Instructor with Carriage Towne Ministries in Flint from 2007-2009.

Brenda currently serves as New Creation Church of God’s Wedding Coordinator where she plans, implements and follows through with the complete process of the wedding and receptions…in addition to her coordination duties she also serves as Facilities Marketer, that requires her to go into the community and provide information of the services that NCC offer to the public and surrounding areas.  Brenda brings to us a wealth of effective parenting skills that she willing shares with professionals and volunteers who work with parents and families. One of her passions and expert is; how to talk, teach & share healthy sexual education / choices with your teens/ kids without being uncomfortable or embarrassed.

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Brenda Crowder

Parenting Instructor

Alicia Matthews was born in Flint, Michigan and raised primarily in Flint and Flushing.  She graduated from Flushing High School and attended the University of Michigan - Flint, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.   Alicia has worked in numerous positions and fields including Property Management, e-Commerce, Inventory Management, Automotive, Banking, Leadership Development, Purchasing and Manufacturing.

Alicia is a Christian, wife, and mother of three boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, photography, nature, and gardening. She currently resides in Grand Blanc, Michigan.