Our Vision

Encouraging, equipping and empowering grassroots leaders with tools to transform the lives of people in underserved communities.

Our Mission

Kingdom Partners seeks to be a catalyst to help transform lives and communities in Chattanooga by announcing, demonstrating God’s love for all people, focusing on three core areas:

  1. One Kingdom, One City (Connecting communities of resource with communities of need while reconciling people to Jesus Christ and to each other)
  2. Pastor and Lay Leadership Development
  3. Urban Church Revitalization

Core Values

KINGDOM COLLABORATION: KP is all about the Kingdom of God in its efforts to be Kingdom-minded working alongside other Kingdom Members whether they are individuals, churches, and/or faith-based organizations to share the Gospel.

COMMUNITY: KP strives to change the world by helping churches build relationships and mutual beneficial partnerships.

EXCELLENCE: KP works with partners, stakeholders and communities with a spirit of excellence that adds value to schools, government, churches, faith-based and community-based organizations.

INTEGRITY: KP seeks to foster positive change by building trust and being consistent in all its relationships and partnerships.

PARTNERSHIP: KP undertakes intentional strategic partnerships and joint projects between churches to harness and maximize resources in support of sustainable community transformations.

SUSTAINABLE: KP is focused on human transformation that results in sustainable solutions that can be replicated in other communities.

Kingdom Partners and Greater Tucker Baptist Church

We have enjoyed working with Kingdom Partners. They have helped us with our strategic planning. They have been very thorough in leading us through this process and user friendly.

We are beginning to make progress in our focus areas. I loved the fact that they are available to help us as we implement the plan.  Kingdom Partners has been a real blessing to our church. I highly recommend them.

Pastor Gary L Hathaway / Greater Tucker Baptist Church / 1115 North Moore Road / Chattanooga, TN 37411


Oliver J. Richmond, President has spent over 18 years providing training and educational workshops to minority communities, corporations and churches.  He has extensive experience helping churches and non-profits achieve community outreach.

Jefferson Herring, Senior Advisor has a lifetime of experience in international business, building relationships and forming strategies to meet your goals.

Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning international speaker, author, educator, and certified “man builder.” He is also the host of “Read Men Connect,” the #1 top-rated radio podcast on iTunes for Christian men.

Deborah Maddox has worked over 20 years in community engagement, public relations, non-profit and government management, and administration.  She has trained, coached and provided technical assistance for community empowerment.

Thomas Castillo is a dynamic operations professional offering extensive experience in transforming organizations through the application of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

Advisory Board Members

Jefferson Herring, Chemistry Industry Executive (Retired), Chairman

Dr. L. Clark Taylor, Founder Chattanooga Institute for Faith and Work Finance Committee

Walter F. Williams, Retired Judge, Treasure

Brian Bush, Hamilton Country District Attorney Secretary

Dr. Leroy Keith, Past President of Morehouse College, Honored Member

Paul McDaniel Pastor Emeritus, Second Baptist Church, Honored Member

Marcellus Barnes Educator, Pastor Grace Pointe Church, Honored Member

Troy Brand, Pastor Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Honored Member

Alfred Johnson Pastor Church of The First Born Honored Member

Stephen Reiter, CEO of DXM Honored Member

Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace.’ Jeremiah 29:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)