Washington Way Publishing Authors
Lisa Washington is a God fearing woman, daughter, mother, wife and grandmother. Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Lisa attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Wayne State University. After serving in the United States Navy, Lisa and her son Marcus lived in Detroit and Norfolk, Va before making Noblesville, IN their home. Lisa rekindled with the love of her life, Markel Washington, owner of Washington Way Financial, LLC. They were married in 2015.
Lisa has worked in several departments of government including the City of Norfolk, the State of Indiana, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has always wanted to write, leading to her decision to get a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Butler University's Creative Writing Program.
As an active member of the Way Church Indianapolis, and the National Council of Negro Women Lisa is committed to community involvement and service.
Dr. Rickey McCray
Dr. McCray is a pastor, teacher, preacher, author, entrepreneur, leadership consultant, singer, songwriter, worship leader and musician who has been featured on several nationally recorded albums. His belief is that, “The Word of God must be spread through preaching, teaching, song, dance and creative art.”
Dr. Rickey Allen McCray Jr. is the Senior Pastor of The Way Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and his wife Robyn McCray have four daughters, Brittany, Aaliyah, Melodey and Scyia. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College, a Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree earned from Christian Theological Seminary.
One of Dr. McCray’s other passions is meeting the needs of youth and teens. In 2014, Dr. McCray started We Care Indy; a youth organization that employs and mentors youth while they perform free lawn care services for senior citizens. This program has served over 200 youth in the Indianapolis community. We Care Indy is committed to teaching entrepreneurship, financial literacy, conflict resolution, career and college readiness.
Recently, Dr. McCray released his first children’s book entitled, “What’s All the Fuss Over Mr. Wilson?”. This book is an amazing illustration of the story of a teenage boy that discovers the true meaning of God’s love. This publication was birthed and developed from a personal experience Dr. McCray had as a child. His vision is to inspire and encourage children and teens to share God’s love to others even from a young age.