Paula Kea Hollis Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree From West Coast Bible College & Seminary

Fort Worth, Texas – December 11, 2023 – Paula Kea Hollis, a dedicated servant leader in ministry and a seasoned professional in the healthcare sector, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary (WCBCS). This prestigious degree will be presented to her during the upcoming honorary doctorate degree ceremony in May 2024, which will be held both in-person and virtually.

Dr. Phillip S. Porter, President of West Coast Bible College & Seminary, expressed his excitement, stating, “Paula is a prominent leader, transformational speaker, best-selling author, and coach in grief.  We are thrilled to welcome Paula Hollis into the West Coast family.”

Dr. Paula Hollis embodies a philosophy centered on adding value to people, a principle that has guided her vocation, spiritual, and social engagement. Vocationally, Paula has over 26 years at the Independence Health Group. In her current role as Program Manager, she steers value-based healthcare initiatives to optimize member experiences while minimizing employer group costs.

As a Transformational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Coach in Grief, Relationships, and Personal Development, Paula empowers clients to unlock their authentic presence. Through her online learning portal, pH Academy, she shares practical leadership strategies, emphasizing the intentional cultivation of healthy relationships with oneself and others.

Spiritually, Paula is dedicated to her ministry roles, including Praise and Worship Leader, Small group facilitator, and Prayer Devotional Leader. A committed member of The Perfecting Church in Sewell, NJ, she also lends her voice to the award-winning Maverick City Choir and serves as an instructor in the internationally based HER School of Ministry.

Socially, Paula extends her commitment through service with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and as a board member of the Jazmine T. Bryant Brighter Day Fund. This organization focuses on bringing hope, resources, and self-reliance to minority communities grappling with mental health issues and related addictions.

Paula’s commitment to lifelong learning is evident through her academic achievements – an MBA/MS from Temple University and a BA in Social Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. She holds certifications as a Life Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Core Well-being Specialist, Trauma Specialist, Project Management Professional, Scrum Master, and John Maxwell Leadership Trainee. Additionally, she is certified in Spiritual Formation and Christian Counseling.

Dr. Paula Hollis resides in New Jersey with her three sons, daughter-in-love, and grandson. She is a multifaceted ministry leader, blending her corporate expertise with a passion for personal development and community service.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Paula Kea Hollis on the well-deserved honor of receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary.

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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,