Pastor William D. Yancy was born and raised in Bellville, TX. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 12; he was baptized by his uncle, Pastor Alonzo Yancy, which was the pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Pastor Yancy was first religiously educated.

Pastor Yancy received his education from Prairie View A & M University. He worked as a machinist for over 30 years. He accepted his call to the Gospel Ministry in 1990. He is well known for his intellectual teaching to many, as well as his preaching. Pastor Yancy ministerial expertise reaches out to touch all generations. He has been teaching the word of God for more than 30 years. He has been privileged to use his gift to teach numerous seminars and conferences.

Pastor Yancy is the Dean of the Ark of Love District Association, a member and teacher at the Baptist Ministers Association of Houston. He and his wife has launched Good Time Ministries, which is an online ministry.

Pastor Yancy, is also a family man; he is married to Geraldine, they have three children and nine grandchildren.

Pastor Yancy has been the proud pastor of the First Elizabeth family since June 1999. He strongly believes in teaching and preaching an uncompromising Gospel .