David Ira McGee Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree From West Coast Bible College & Seminary


Fort Worth, Texas – August 29, 2023 – David McGee, founder, and Executive Director of Build Wealth Minnesota (BWMN); which is a 501c3 non-profit designated as a Community Development Financial Institution by the US Department of Treasury receives his Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary (WCBCS).  This prestigious degree will be awarded at the live and or virtual honorary doctorate degree ceremony in December 2023. 

Dr. Phillip S. Porter, President of West Coast Bible College & Seminary says, “David has made a tremendous positive impact on families and individuals in our community. We are excited and happy to welcome David McGee into the West Coast family”.

David is a leader in his community who has spent over 40 years in the Banking and Financial Services field. He has worked in the affordable housing, residential lending, and the Secondary Market Investment industry for much of his career including 5 years auditing failed banks and savings & loan thrifts across the country during the late 80s & 90s. He has spent many years serving and empowering members of his community, serving on boards, and working with various community organizations.

Since 2004 BWMN has worked to help thousands of families become self-sufficient and build assets while attaining sustainable social and economic wealth. David has been training underserved populations in financial literacy education for over 20 years. He began training bank personnel in Residential Mortgage Underwriting in 1993 and later began to train members of underserved communities.  In addition to developing and administering culturally sensitive courses in Credit Awareness, Residential Mortgage Underwriting, Loan Origination, Loan Processing, Homeownership education etc. He is certified locally and nationally in several capacities including housing development, loan origination, homebuyer education, financial literacy, credit counseling and other social leadership roles. 

“I have been blessed to have made it my life’s work to educate and empower my community to bring about impactful change and generational wealth accumulation to many”, says McGee.

David has served in his church for the past 20 years as a Deacon, Minister, Sunday School Teacher, Elder and Trustee, Assistant Pastor, and Servant in the Healing Ministry.

Congratulations to David McGee on receiving his Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary!

Learn more about West Coast Bible College and Seminary, go to https://westcoastbc.org.

About West Coast Bible College and Seminary

West Coast Bible College and Seminary was founded with the mission to provide affordable Christian education. The institution offers programs such as the Diploma of General Ministries, Associate of Ministry, Bachelor of Ministry, and the Certification in Family Success. In partnership with Success Training Institute, West Coast also offers students the opportunity to earn soft skills certifications, gain access to virtual internship programs, earn additional funds for college, and more. As a leading provider of soft skills training, West Coast equips its students with valuable skills such as leadership, time management, focus, conflict resolution, and more. To learn more visit, https://westcoastbc.org.