Dr. Byron C. Hayes was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where his ministry calling began at Grace Temple C.O.G.I.C under the late Superintendent J.C. Taylor. He resides in Freeland, Michigan with his wife Chestermae Hayes. They have one son, Jason Christopher Hayes. He has been the Senior Pastor of Word of Faith International Ministries of Saginaw since October 1989 in which the ministry was founded off of Romans 10:8. A faith-filled ministry open to all nationalities and backgrounds with a vision to reach the hurting and dying world through the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
After graduating from Cass Tech High School his higher education began at Wayne State University, where he completed the Emergency Medical Technician Program. He went to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Education, a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling and Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Christian Education at International Bible College and Seminary in Independence, Missouri. Before transitioning to full-time ministry, Dr. Hayes worked for St. Mary’s Hospital as a Phlebotomist/Diener-Assistant Autopsy for 15 years. Dr. Hayes completed a one year Rhema Bible Training Center Correspondence Course from the Kenneth Hagin Ministries with a certified certificate. He has also received certification in Motivation and Life Coaching by Les Brown who inspired him as a life coach instructor and mentor. He later continued knowledge after his degrees with certificates on Life Coaching, Marriage Life Coaching and How To Deal With Difficult People.
Recognized for extensive Community Service, he is the Recipient of numerous Community Awards as well as received the keys to the city of Saginaw under the Mayorship of Mayor Wilmer Ham-McZee.
Author of four faith-filled publications entitled “If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up”, “Spiritual Workout”, “The Power of His Promises” and “Walking Victoriously” and others currently in progress. His books can be purchased at www.authorhouse.com or www.amazon.com.
Dr. Hayes is a TV Host of “Ask The Pastor” program WAQP TV which can be viewed on Charter Channel 2 and tct.tv. He has been hosting over 25 years. WAQP has aired his “If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up” program for more than 10 years. You can follow Dr. Hayes on Periscope, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
A well renowned speaker, Dr. Hayes is a national and international speaker whose message carries him across the globe. Having spoken in many places not limited to United States, Canada, and Africa. Endowed with a God-given Word which he speaks with boldness and authority, Dr. Hayes continues to motivate audiences to levels which are life changing.
“If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up”©