Founder of Family Builders


Willie Batson

Willie Batson is an engaging presenter who speaks nationally with authority on today’s family relationships. He inspires his audience with practical information that challenges couples and parents to work together through relational issues with a Christ-centered approach. Willie brings both humor and practical wisdom to his presentations. It is the exact right combination. His work genuinely reflects a calling from God in his life.

Willie is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and has actively been involved in ministry since he was 16 years old. In 1972 he married his wife, Cindy (Carter), who is a native of Norwalk, Connecticut. They became forever friends while students at college. Cindy is trained in elementary education and spent 18 years in the special education field. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

Willie is a published author, having written his first book, Tools for a Great Marriage, in 2008 and his second book, Tools for a Great Marriage DEVOTIONAL, in 2014. It has enjoyed worldwide distribution and gain acclaim from readers and noted authors such as Dr. Gary Chapman (The Five Love Languages) and David & Claudia Arp (10 Great Dates series). Willie & Cindy are currently working on a second book specifically for couples dealing with a chronic illness or disability in their marriages. He has also had articles and columns published in such national publications as The AC Witness, Children’s Ministry Magazine (Group), and Living with Teenagers (LifeWay).

Willie founded Family Builders Ministries, a non-profit faith-based organization, in March 1987. Working with a Board of Directors, Willie served as the Founder/President of the organization until his retirement on June 30, 2017. He now enjoys a more relaxed schedule and the opportunity to spend time with Cindy and their family. He continues to serve by maintaining an online ministry through his website:

President of Family Builders

Jere Vincent

Jere Vincent communicates with passion and commitment. He has experience in the worlds of higher education and ministry. Jere has over 20 years of church ministry and leadership experience in marriage and family ministries.

In 2015 he became the Executive Director of Family Builders Ministries. He has been a long-time friend and supporter of the ministry, having served as Chairperson of the Family Builders’ Board of Directors since 2006.

With the retirement of our Founder, Willie Batson, on June 30, 2017, Jere was appointed by the Board of Directors to the position of President.

Jere is an anointed bible teacher who uses real world applications of the Word and personal experiences, interwoven with humor and wisdom, to help couples overcome challenges with the direct application of the scriptures. In teaching biblical truths and using his life as an example, he shares the purpose of assisting other believers in developing a vulnerability and transparency with God, which leads to unparalleled intimacy and deeper relationships with their spouse.

Jere is a graduate of Trinity Seminary and the University of New Hampshire. He and his wife, Brenda, have two daughters and live in Durham, New Hampshire. Jere and Brenda are active marriage mentors in their local church, sharing their lives with couples preparing for marriage and those going through challenging seasons.


Our Board of Directors


Jere Vincent, President and Chairman & Brenda Vincent
Jack Richardson, Treasurer
Ronald & Tippy Missick
Ella Gutowski
Eric Gutowski

Other Team Members

              David McKiel – Accountant
              Suzan Michaud – Database/Donor Services
              Stephen Whiting – Corporate Clerk & Legal Counsel
              Ben Brayshaw – Business Advisory Board
              Scott Keith – Business Advisory Board
              Scot Villeneuve – Marketing/Online Advisor