Our Team


Melvin F. Cooper


Bishop Melvin Fitzgerald Cooper is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and CEO, Founder and Senior Bishop of World Won for Christ Family Life Ministries. He has a dynamic, enthusiastic track record of transforming and revitalizing congregations. Bishop Cooper is a visionary, avid community developer and leader with a mind focused on bringing positive change to the community.

As Founder/President of World Won Development, he was instrumental in establishing the Fitting Back In Prison Re-Integration Program, EduRec Youth & Family Fun Center, the 36th Street North Event Center and World Bible Theological Seminary to encourage personal and economic growth in the community, as well as provide a safe, loving environment to encourage God’s people.

He received his ministerial credentials from Aenon Bible College of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He also received an honorary doctorate from Fellowship Bible Institute in 2014. He regularly appears on Trinity Broadcast Network as a host and speaker. He loves preaching and teaching the dynamic word of God.


Charles Harper

Chief Executive Officer

Embracing the core value of integrity, servant leadership, commitment, and intuition.

Charles Harper is the Chief Executive Officer of World Won Development and a Board Member of World Won for Christ Family Life Ministries, 36th Street North Event Center, and Oklahoma Community Support Coalition. He also serves as Trustee on the World Bible Theological Seminary Board, an online bible college scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2023. As Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the financial stability and infrastructure of all World Won community development projects. Those projects are EduRec Youth & Family Fun Center, 36th Street North Event Center, and Fitting Back In Prison Reintegration Program.

He was recognized by the Terence Crutcher Foundation with the 2020 MLK Trailblazer Award. In 2021, he was recognized as a Lacy Park Unsung Hero.  He is also a radio personality and community development leader on the local, state, national and international levels.


Damali Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

Dedicated to providing a hand up to underserved communities.

Damali Wilson is an entrepreneur whose primary focus is community development in underserved neighborhoods. Her passion is to be the voice for the voiceless and coordinate resources where needs exist. She has an innovative approach to changing the narrative for and perception of the people in less fortunate communities. She is dedicated to providing a “hand up” to the community, instead of a handout.

Born and raised in North Tulsa, Damali saw the decline of her neighborhood and always had a burning desire to do something about the decline. She made a decision at a young age to be part of the solution, although she was not quite sure how. She always wanted to work for herself and was waiting to find her niche. After working her way up from file clerk to legal assistant, over a 21-year career, Damali left the law office and accepted an opportunity to impact her community. In 2014, armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, her legal assistant certification and knowledge of the dynamics of her community, she jumped at the opportunity to organize, set the foundation for and manage several development projects in North Tulsa.

Today, she is well-known to those working to redevelop in the City of Tulsa, especially North Tulsa. She is a speaker, trainer and consultant in the arena of community development and changing the mindset of the community by putting in the hard work.

She was recognized by the Terence Crutcher Foundation as its 2020 MLK Trailblazer Award recipient.  In 2021, she was recognized as Lacy Park’s Unsung Shero.  In 2022, she was named “Impact Woman of the Year” at the Women of Color Expo and chosen to be featured in the “She Is Tulsa” magazine publication.

Radio personality and event host are also titles she hold under the World Won Development “News You Can Use” banner.


Kristi Williams

Programs Manager

Kristi Williams a.k.a. Orisabiyi is the great great granddaughter of Creek
Freedmen, 1874 Supreme Court Justice Jesse Franklin (Dawes #1567) and also the great granddaughter of Cherokee citizens Lillie Vann (Dawes #2736) and Abraham "Abe" Mayberry, a World War 1 Veteran. She is also a descendant from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Her Great Aunt Janie Edwards was in the Dreamland Theater when the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre occurred.

Kristi is the founder of Black HIstory Saturdays, a school dedicated to Black History located in North Tulsa. She is currently the Program Manager for Fitting Back In Tulsa with World Won Development and a Consultant for Standpipe Hill Strategies. Kristi is a community Activist/Greenwood Advocate/Organizer, Political Consultant and Campaign Manager for Tulsa’s District 1 Councilor Vanessa Hall Harper, Tulsa's first Black woman to serve as Tulsa City Council Chair. She is also an Author of the book, "Healing Me for Me," published in 2015.

Kristi currently serves as a Commissioner on the Greater Tulsa African American Affairs Commission and is a member of the 1921 Tulsa Mass
Graves Investigation Committee for the City of Tulsa. Her previous affiliations as the Chair to Tulsa’s Coalition for Social Justice spearheaded the efforts to rename the Brady District in Tulsa, Oklahoma and prevailed.

In 2014, she was awarded, “Community Activist of The Year,” from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. She has been a featured speaker for YWCA’s Stand Against Racism Campaign, Embrace Yourself Foundation as well as a panelist for race relations and activism/advocacy. In 2021, Kristi was given the title, “Wayfinder” by National Geographic Education project 2892 Miles To Go Geographic Walk for Justice.

She has worked with Lebron James Spring Hill Company and CNN Films
documentary, "Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street." Kristi has
appeared on ABC’s Soul of A Nation , Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in
America. It is her goal to stand with her Ancestors in order to leave this world better than she found it.