Executive Director

Pastor Zach has been the Executive Director of Bethany Center for Champions since the community development corporation was founded in 2009.  He is a graduate of Bucknell University , Lewisburg PA (B.A. Economics) and Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia SC (Master of Divinity). He is the West Orange 2010 co-citizen of the year and also received a 2012 MLK recognition by the West Orange Human Relations Commissions. Zach is married and has one son.

Assistant Director

A Master Sergeant in the U.S Air Force, Andre Williamson serves the West Orange community as Assistant Director at Bethany Center for Champions. 

Student Programs and Communication Manager

Guinera is a former Higher Education professional who has spent more than 20 years developing students outside of the classroom, in educational, youth group, and community spaces through mentoring, coaching, and advising. She brings her academic and practical experience to Bethany Center for Champions to equip the youth with life skills to successfully combat the challenges of developing and maturing in a world filled with mixed messaging and a relentlessly digital society. Programming to personally, academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically develop the youth through mentoring and focus group, all while providing a safe-haven to recreate is the goal. In addition to her academic degree and accomplishments, Guinera is a Certified Life Coach and holds certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid and is a graduate of the DVULI Leadership Program and Pillar College's Winning Woman Transformational Leadership Certificate Program.


Administrative and Program Assistant

Damaris is an alumni of CUNY Lehman College. She recently switched careers from Corporate America to the Education field, pursuing her dream to become an educator. She aspires to grow in the world of academics and to establish life long connections with students. In her role as administrative and program assistant, Damaris will provide support in creating the safe haven and recreational space for the students of West Orange. You may find her in the office or leading a program. Her versatility, education, and skills will greatly impact the youth at Bethany Center for Champions.


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(973) 325-3357


30 Ashwood Terrace

West Orange, NJ 07052

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