Encouraging & empowering leaders

Our Mission

DVULI and UYWI recognize that individual leaders within communities may have limited reach. However, when leaders join together for coordinated and collective action within their communities, significant positive changes can be initiated. It is the goal of the Fuel Networks to encourage and empower leaders to build networks within their local communities.

These networks will work collaboratively to learn, share, assess, and prioritize the needs of their community in order to work together on solving these common problems. The solutions proposed should invoke a holistic Gospel-centered approach to improving these communities.

Fuel Networks have been launched in the following ten cities:

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • Long Beach, CA

  • Washington, DC

  • Jersey City, NJ

  • Newark, NJ

  • Jamaica Queens, NY

  • Columbus, OH

  • Cleveland, OH

  • Houston, TX

  • Milwaukee, WI

Our Leadership

William Cumby is a youth leader to the core! As the Minister of Youth for The Fountain of Praise in Houston, Texas, Cumby has served in youth ministry for more than 17 years. While fulfilling this call, he has led several youth-focused initiatives, in several countries and on various stages/platforms.

The tasks that come with leading the Fuel Networks across the United States are just the start for this passionate and highly active leader among leaders. Cumby volunteers in several school districts, with YoungLife, 5Star, Real Men Read, and also serves as a varsity football chaplain in the Fort Bend Independent School District in Texas. 

But that is not all! Cumby is a published author and Certified Personal trainer. Annually, he leads a camp for inner-city boys called Manhood Camp Houston and assists with leading an annual conference for urban youth leaders. He has served as a board member for the West Orem YMCA and Suits for Sons. He is an international youth conference speaker (US, Colombia and Brazil), and author of youth ministry curriculums.

Cumby graduated Summa Cum Laude from of Oral Roberts University, and is a graduate of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative. He was honored with his own day, “Will Cumby Day” in February of 2018 in the city of Houston, TX (the fourth-largest city in the US) for community service.

Cumby is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and married to Ebony Cumby. Together, they have three children: William II, Dylan, and Grace.

Latest News

Fuel Networks Have Lit & Launched

DVULI and UYWI Elevate Their Longstanding Partnership

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