Our Story

Thanks for joining us on this journey!

World Wide Academy Training Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide reality-based learning solutions for today’s environments from a distinctly biblical worldview.

Our certified instructors have decades of real-life experience in…

  •   Education
  • Basic & Advanced Life Support
  •   Self Defense
  •   Terrorism Awareness
  •   Safety & Security


Certified Instructors

Hi and welcome to WWATS! Our story is one of years of molding and shaping and transformation! It’s one of trials and testing, perseverance, and patience- with lots of laughter and blessings along the way!

I grew up knowing I would be a teacher. My journey took me from college to owning my own performing arts school to founding a small, private school in my hometown neighborhood to this present endeavor. What a journey it has been!

My desire is to assist my students in becoming life-long learners. I love teaching! I love when I see my students’ faces light up because THEY have discovered something new or something finally clicked! I see myself as a guide helping my students discover the gifts and passions that make them who they are, preparing them to make a difference in their environments and in the earth!

Thurston Gill, Jr. and I started working on the training workshops and classes during the time that School of Creative Arts (the school I founded and operated in my neighborhood) was open. We had met during an outreach in the neighborhood and discovered we both shared the desire to see our neighbors, students, family, and friends be prepared for emergency situations. Thurston spent many hours preparing and imparting valuable knowledge and practice to our students at SOCA. HE is the expert in this area while I stick to the academic teaching and administration, and assistance with the emergency medical and emergency preparedness trainings!

I’m excited for this next step along the journey! Thanks for coming along with us! I hope to meet you all some day at one of our trainings either on-site or online!

Stay tuned for the next phase!

Thurston D. Gill, Jr., Instructor Emergency Medical, Emergency Preparedness, Safety & Security

I started my career as an inner-city police officer not realizing my call to ministry. 

I went from law enforcement to various aspects of the security industry: healthcare & campus security, loss prevention, private security contractor and security training & development management. 

I was ordained as a minister over 30 years ago and invested a number of years of my life as a mental health recovery specialist and an intensive case manager. 

I have been blessed with opportunities that enabled me to acquire experiences and skill sets that I enjoy sharing at every opportunity through workshops, groups and other training activities throughout the years.  

Here’s what our clients are saying about us…

“The instructor was fantastic!”

“Very enjoyable…..very easy to remember all the steps/ procedures.  3 hours went very fast!”

“Very informative and personable…the course was fun and enjoyable.”

“A great refresher course, especially in our line of work. Very informative, great tips.”

Nondiscrimination Policy: World Wide Academy Training Services admits students of any race, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students attending these trainings. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion and national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational/training policies and administered programs.