Meet Our Founders
As an acclaimed author of several books (including LEAD at Every Level), a speaker and international conference host, Mike Hayes has been actively involved in connecting people and resources for decades. He is the Founding Pastor of Covenant Church with four campuses in North Texas and one in Flagstaff, AZ and is the Founder of Churches in Covenant International with affiliates from North Pole, Alaska, to Miami, Florida.
Mike is a visionary, a humanitarian and a pioneer whose commitment to the local communities he serves is matched only by his dedication to developing initiatives that will have international and individual impact. His years of leading thousands of people and several organizations have given Mike a unique perspective on both human need and human potential.
MakeAWay Charities grew out of Mike’s passion for helping hardworking people meet the basic needs of their families while also equipping them with practical knowledge to elevate their vision for the future. Kathy Hayes, Mike’s wife, whose experience of being raised by a single mother fueled the passion of MakeAWay to meet the needs of single parents.
Since its founding in 2008, MakeAWay Charities has grown to include providing free financial classes for beneficiaries in the local community, as well as sending emergency aid in materials and manpower to natural disaster sites like West, Texas following the explosion that destroyed so much of the town and Moore, OK after a devastating tornado left the city in ruins.
Mike Hayes grew up in Northern Arizona and Houston, Texas. There he attended college and met his wife Kathy Parker Hayes. Mike and Kathy live in the Dallas area and have two children and six grandchildren