Bella M. Willard was born to Lawrence Sr. and Carol of Wahiawa, Hawaii on March 4. Her parents would later divorce and Bella with her brother Lawrence Jr., Carol (her mother) and her stepfather Alphonso Massey moved to Colorado. Bella's lifelong dream was to serve people as a nurse. While living in Colorado Spring, Co., she met Michael Willard, who would later become her husband on August 24th 1991. Of course their first duty station would be Ft. Carson, Co; they would later travel to Giessen Germany, Ft. Richardson, Alaska, and Ft. Stewart Georgia. Following her husband as he accepted the call of God to pastor, they eventually moved to Big Spring, Texas.
Bella also attended Howard College as a nursing student. She served nine years as the school nurse for Forsan ISD and now served side-by-side her husband in ministry. Pastor and Bella Willard, share three bright, gifted and beautiful daughters together: Mischa Willard, Texas Tech graduate; majoring in Psychology. Jahnia Willard (West), married to Amari West and they both serve proudly in the U.S. Navy in San Deigo, Ca and Mikahaela, our 11th grader, attending Forsan High School.