About Kingdom Partners

Our Vision

We strive to replace battlegrounds with playgrounds.

Our Mission

To encourage, equip, and empower grassroots leaders to serve Greater Chattanooga families by forming transformational relationships between schools, churches, government and businesses.

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

Board of Directors

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Walter F. Williams Judge, Retired


  • Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Judge Williams achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a Judge in March 1991. In his first political race, obtaining 56% of the vote, he won election as Judge

Education and awards:

  • Morehouse College Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Business, Magna Cum Laude graduate, Phi Beta Kappa for outstanding and Earl Warren Fellow
  • Awarded the Juris Doctor Degree from Howard
  • Chattanooga City Court for a term of eight years. His judicial style, no-nonsense approach and unusual alternative sentences have gained him national attention along with numerous awards and honors.


  • Partner in the law firm of McClarty & Williams in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he primarily handled personal injury, corporate,

estate and municipal law cases.

  • Former Board; Valley Capital Corporation
  • Former Board; The Ronald McDonald House
  • Former Board; Friendship Haven Home
  • Former Board; Chairman of the Board of the Westside Community Development Corporation
  • Former Board; Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the Hamilton County Governmental Law
  • Former Board: Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga having served in this position for 11 years
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Gamma Pi Boulé) member.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member
  • Chattanooga Morehouse Club, 100 Black Men

True to his belief that “education is the key to success,” Judge Williams proudly reports that more than 893 defendants have obtained their General Equivalency Diplomas (G.E.D.) since he took office, with an additional 500 still under the Judge’s mandate to do so. He has also been instrumental in directing more than 300 students to further their education at Chattanooga State Technical College, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and other schools.

Judge Walter F. Williams

The Rev. Robert T. J. Childers
Church of the Good Shepherd

Personal Information:

  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1954
  • Place of Birth: Selma, AL (Baptized and Confirmed, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Selma, AL)
  • Marital Status: Married to Terry Kahlmus Childers, November 28, 1981


  • Vanderbilt University, B.A Nashville, TN
  • University of Alabama, J.D. 1981 Tuscaloosa, AL
  • General Theological Seminary, M. Div. 1991 New York, NY
  • Ordained Priest, December 21, 1991

Professional Experience:

  • Associate & Partner: Turner, Wilson, Christian & Dorrough; Attorneys at Law, Montgomery, AL: 1981-88
  • Curate/ Associate Rector: Christ Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa, AL: 1991-93
  • Rector: St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Mentone, AL: 1993-95
  • Rector: Grace Episcopal Church, Anniston, AL: 1995-2008
  • Rector: Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain, TN: 2008-present

Additional Professional Activities:

  • Department of Camp McDowell, Camp and Conference Center, Diocese of Alabama, 1992-95, 2006-08, Chair (1994, 2007); Summer Camp Director for various sessions
  • Diocesan Council (Alabama): 1994-98
  • Cursillo Secretariat, 1997-2002 (Head Spiritual Director 2000-02); 2004-present (Head Spiritual Director 2005-7) Diocese of Alabama
  • Cursillo Secretariat, Head Spiritual Director (Diocese of East Tennessee): 2011–present
  • Happening Spiritual Director: 1995, 1998, 2002, 2006
  • Diocesan Youth Department Events: Director Christmas Conference: 2003, 2005; EYC Convention: Program Director, 2007
  • Deputy, General Convention (Diocese of Alabama): 1997 (Evangelism Committee), 2000 (Evangelism Committee),
  • 2003 (Evangelism Committee), 2006 (Chair of Alabama Deputation, Stewardship Committee)
  • Diocesan Commission on Ministry: 2002- 08
  • Department of Stewardship, Stewardship Consultant: 2002-08
  • Cabinet (Parish Coordinator) ACT 2 Campaign: Diocese of Alabama Capital Campaign for Mission Development
  • Board Member, Grace Point, Diocese Camp and Conference Center, Diocese of East Tennessee: 2009-15
  • Constitution and Canons Department, Diocese of East Tennessee: 2011-present
  • Board of Examining Chaplains (Diocese of East Tennessee), 2012–present
  • Community Activities: Community Soup Bowl, Anniston, AL: Board of Directors
  • Preschool Friends, Anniston, AL: Board of Directors
  • Lobsterfest: an outreach activity of Grace Church for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity. We started this activity in 1997 at Grace Church on behalf of our local Habitat affiliate which was founded at Grace Church. Each year we sell between 1000-1500 lobsters with the proceeds going directly to Habitat. Since 1997, we have contributed over $100,000 to Habitat.
  • Preschool Friends: an outreach activity of Grace Church founded in 2000. This is a preschool (4 year old) program, for disadvantaged children, which is offered free to the participants. The goal is not only to prepare the children for public school kindergarten, but also requires that a parent or care-giver participate in the program one morning a week. The parental component offers, among other things, segments on money management, health issues, reading to your children, and anger management.
  • St. Nicholas School, Board of Trustees, Chattanooga, TN: 2011-present

Rev. Robert T.J. Childers
Vice Chairman

Charlotte Berry McKee


  • Local Pastors Licensing School, Holston Conference, of the United Methodist Church
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration, Concentration: Organizational Management Bryan College, Dayton, TN
  • Associate of Arts Degree, Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Graduate Dale Carnegie, Effective Speaking and Human Relations, St. Petersburg, FL


  • Interstate Compact Administrator, State of TN, Dept. of Children Services
  • Judicial Assistant, Supreme Court of TN, Div. IV Hamilton County Circuit Court
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Visitation Ministry, Brainerd UMC, Chattanooga, TN
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Prayer Ministry, Lennon-Seney UMC, Knoxville, TN


  • Chairperson, Committee on Race and Religion, Holston Conference of the U.M.C.
  • President, Chattanooga Chapter, National Pan Hellenic Council
  • District Officer, United Methodist Women, Chattanooga, TN
  • Membership Chairperson, Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


  • Former Chairperson, Committee on the Episcopy, Holston Conference of the U.M.C.
  • Former President, East TN National Pan Hellenic Council, Knoxville, TN
  • Area 8 Cluster Coordinator, Southeastern Regional, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Former Co-Host, Point of View Television Program, WDEF/12, Chattanooga, TN
  • Former Member Board of Directors, Arts & Education Council, Chattanooga, TN

Charlotte B. McKee

Casandra R. Miller

Education: Vanderbilt University, Master of Divinity; Furman University, BS Psychology


  • The Enterprise Center, Tech Goes Home: Community Partnerships Specialist
  • Nashville Public Library Foundation: Adult Education Program Supervisor
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, St. Thomas Midtown Hospital: Hospital Chaplaincy
  • George Washington Cancer Institute: Patient Navigator, Cancer prevention in Latinx populations
  • Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development, Cuernavaca, Mexico: Educator
  • Scholarship Esperanza, LLC: Co-founder and Vice President
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), Design and facilitation
  • Circle Process Facilitator, Team building
  • New Leaders Council 2018 Fellow, Nashville Chapter
  • Brandon Honors Scholarship, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Casandra R. Miller

Marcellus Barnes Sr


  • Marcellus Barnes Sr. is the founding and lead Pastor of Grace Pointe Church Chattanooga, TN. In 2015
  • Former Missionary work: Nagoya and Japan
  • Urban Ministry in the City of Chattanooga.
  • Music director Black History Concert, Sounds Unity
  • Blessed with ability to reach different generations of men, women, singles, couples, and families from every walk of life.
  • Pastor Marcellus received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Former
  • Educator for Hamilton County Department of Education in the urban schools.
  • Certify from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Bi-vocational Pastor: Behavior Management Specialist for the Hamilton County Department of Education
  • Board Member Kingdom Partners
  • Board Member Unifi Ed …Passion for Community, Education, and Outreach.

Pastor Marcellus Barnes, Sr.

Rev. Dr. William T. Ladd III, Pastor First Baptist Church, E. 8th Street, Chattanooga

Licensed Teacher and Ordained Minister: passion… Education and Christian Leadership


  • 2018 McCormick Theological Seminary Chicago, IL, Associated Chicago Theological Schools, Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching
  • 2008 Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology Atlanta, GA, Master of Divinity
  • 1997 Mercer University, Atlanta, GA, Georgia Middle Grades Teaching Certificate
  • 1993 Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, B.A. in Mathematics


  • 2009 – Present: First Baptist Church, E. 8th, Chattanooga, TN Senior Pastor
  • Outreach and community service in Chattanooga:
    1. Provide pastoral leadership through preaching, teaching, worship Christian education, administration, visitation, pastoral care, and counseling.
    2. Served as a tutor/administrator in a collaborative tutorial ministry to assist and improve student achievement.
    3. Partnered with Battle Academy and Tommie Brown Academy, adopted schools, in providing materials and math tutorial sessions.
    4. Established a prison ministry partnership with the Hamilton County Jail
    5. Formed a partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to assist in feeding community members.
    6. Created the Laundry Love Ministry supplying coins and laundry detergent for community members.
    7. Provided additional differentiated math, science, and reading instruction for targeted student population.
    8. Provided lessons on test taking strategies.
    9. Worked with grade level teachers in planning instruction for targeted student audience.


  • BellSouth Telecommunications, Atlanta, GA, Manager Corporate Resources

Ministry affiliates:

  1. 2001 – 2009 Antioch Baptist Church North, Atlanta, GA

Associate Minister

  1. Instructor Antioch School of the Bible and Antioch Members Ministry
  2. Member on the Antioch Leadership Council
  3. Conducted prison outreach through Antioch Baptist North’s prison ministry.
  4. Member of the Metro Atlanta Baptist Ministers Union
  5. Congress of Christian Education, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia
  6. Congress of Christian Education, National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.

Assisted pastor providing support to Antioch’s 12,000-member congregation.

Rev. Dr. William T. Ladd III

Rev. Paul A McDaniel, Pastor Emeritus Second Missionary Baptist Church (SMBC), 48 yrs.


  • Morehouse College, AB degree political science
  • Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Masters
  • University of Rochester, Masters
  • The Doctor of Divinity Degree from Friendship College, Rock Hill, SC


  • Former member of the HAMILTON County Board of Commissioners
  • Former secretary of the board of trustees Chattanooga Convention Center
  • Former chair of the Chattanooga unity group, 40yrs
  • Former chairman of the Westside Community
  • Member of various civic and civil rights groups.
  • Won US supreme court case on Separation of Church and State
  • Member of Omega psi phi
  • Member Sigma Pi Phi (Gamma Pi Boulé)
  • Married to Rev. and Dr. Linda I McDaniel
  • Father of two children

Rev. Paul A McDaniel
(July 5, 1930 to August 22, 2021)

Novella S. Miller


  • Degree of Associate of Science cum laude, 1982, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Community Building Workshop Certificate of Completion, Chattanooga Endeavors, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates of Completion of Study in special bible training, church doctrine and practices, Bible Training Institute, Church of God of Prophecy
  • Know Your Bible Series Course With Studies of the Seventeen Works Of the Flesh Certificate of Completion, Bible Training Institute, Church of God of Prophecy, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Instructor Certification Program, Certificate Of Completion, Tennessee Valley AuthorityNuclear Power Program



  • Present Ordained Licensed Minister, Church of God of Prophecy (Globally)
  • Former Young Adult Sunday School Teacher, Wildwood Avenue Church of God Of Prophecy, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Former Public Relations Director, Wildwood Avenue Church of God of Prophecy, Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Former Women’s Missionary Leader, Former Wilson Street Church of God of Prophecy, Chattanooga, Tn
  • Former Youth Leader, Chickamauga Loop Church of God of Prophecy, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Former Church Clerk, Chickamauga Loop Church of God of Prophecy, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Former Church Treasurer, Chickamauga Loop Church of God of Prophecy, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Former Associate Pastor, Chickamauga Loop Church of God of Prophecy, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Retired Senior Pastor, Chickamauga Loop Church of God of Prophecy, Chattanooga, Tennessee


  • Present Kingdom Partners Prayer Team
  • Present Chattanooga Endeavors Stephen’s Table Tennessee Prison Letter Writing Team
  • Present Love’s Arm Outreach Organization:
    • Tennessee Women’s Prison Ready Writer’s Team
    • Street Outreach To Women In Prostitution
    • Women’s Bible Study Teacher at Silverdale Detention Center
  • Retiree of the Tennessee Valley Nuclear Operations Power Program, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Soddy-Daisy, Tennesse

Novella S. Miller

Meet our Team

Jefferson Davis Herring: Retired

Education: Tuskegee University BS Chemistry, U Penn, Wharton School of Business, and The AMA courses in Finance for non-Financial managers.


  • Former, Board Chair Kingdom Partners
  • Former Grace, Marketing executive
  • Former, Assistant Vice-President of the American Café, W R Grace
  • Former, Maryland Indoor Clean Air Advisory Board
  • Former, The Greater Baltimore subcommittees,
  • Former, President of the Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni
  • Former, Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the Tuskegee University Chemistry Department,
  • Former Chair, J A Henry, and Vice Chair YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga Boards
  • Former Board member, Organic Catalysis Reaction Society (ORCS)
  • Created, Co-proposed and founder the ORCS Murray Raney Award
  • Participant 1981; National Security Seminar, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
  • Former, Public Officer for the City of Chattanooga, Department of Neighborhood service and Community Development, responsible for residing over demolition hearing
  • Member Sigma PI Phi Fraternity (Gamma Pi Boulé) member.
  • Former, Reverse mortgage lending manager in all 50 States, NMLS:1210041

Jefferson Davis Herring
Senior Advisor/Consultant

Thomas Castillo

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

Thomas Castillo
Strategic Planning Consultant

Rev. Edward L. Ellis III, M.Div.


  • April 24, 1994, First Bryan Missionary Baptist Church, Savannah, GA


  • May 28, 1995, First Bryan Missionary Baptist Church, Savannah, GA


  • B.A. Religion, Morehouse College, 1992
  • M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Now Palmer Theological Seminary), 1997


  • Executive Leadership, Church-Based Community Transformation, Harvard Divinity Summer Leadership Institute, 2000
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of South Florida, 2021

Ministry Experience:

  • Senior Pastor, Mt. Peria Missionary Baptist Church, Ringgold, GA, January 2017 – Present
  • Senior Pastor, Hurst United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN, June 2011- December 2016
  • Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Wiley United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN, June 2008-June 2011
  • Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church (East 8th), Chattanooga, TN, August 2004 – June 2008
  • Youth Pastor & CDC Program Director, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, FL, August 1999 – July 2004
  • Community Life Facilitator/ Community Chaplain, East Lake Community Foundation, Atlanta, GA, June 1998 – July 1999

Secular Experience:

  • Diversity Partnerships Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, October 2020 – Present
  • Match Support Specialist, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, April 2014 – October 2020
  • Family Partnership Specialist, Brown Academy, Chattanooga, TN, July 2011 – April 2014

Personal Info:

  • Happily married for 27 years (February 3, 1994) to Mrs. Gena N. Roberts Ellis (Content Creator, First Things First).
  • Proud father of 3 sons: Edward L. Ellis IV (2020 Columbia University Graduate and Chattem Employee) Samuel Ellis (2021 McCallie School Graduate and rising freshman at Vanderbilt University fall 2021) & William Taylor Roberts Ellis (2021 Salutatorian @ Belvoir Christian Academy and rising 9th grader at The McCallie School fall 2021)
  • Proud parent of a fur baby pup named “Caesar”.

Rev. Edward Ellis III
Pastor and Lay Leadership Development Consultant

Mark Straub: Currently – Regional Vice President of Pennrose, LLC

Education: Carnegie-Mellon University – Mathematics, University of Virginia – Procurement and Contracts Management Program, National Contract Management Association – Certified Associate Contracting Manager, Certified Public Housing Manager


  • Pennrose LLC, Regional Vice President
  • Board Member Kingdom Partners
  • Former Board Chairperson, Eagle Bluff HOA
  • Former Development Executive, Chattanooga Housing Authority
  • Former Director of Development, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Former Director of Development, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Former Contract Administrator, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Former Contract Manager, Network Solutions, Inc.

Mark Straub
Affordable Housing Consultant

Deborah Gunn

Professional Experience:

  • CEO and Trainer – INSPIRE – Personal & professional development company, Maxwell Certified Team Member
  • Project Director – East Chattanooga Improvement Cares Grant
  • Project Director and Relationship Educator – First Things First – Health Human Services Federal Grant, serving over 50,000 (married couples, singles, parents, teens and those seeking career advancement),
  • Court Technology Coordinator and Trainer – Supreme Court of Georgia’s Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Deputy, Criminal, Civil and Juvenile, Court Clerk – Catoosa County Superior Court
  • Deputy Sheriff and Assistant Jail Administrator – Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department
  • Owner – D. D. Gunn Enterprises, an investment property company
  • Founder – MYTD (Multicultural Youth Training and Development, Inc.)

Ministry Experience:

  • Facilitator and Ministry Leader – New Covenant Fellowship Church
    • Marriage Ministry, Singles Ministry, Mentoring Youth Through Discipleship, GriefShare, Celebrate Recovery and Praise Team Worship Leader
  • Worship Leader for numerous conferences including but not limited to; Scenic City Women’s Network, Woodlawn Park Baptist Church Women’s Retreats, Be Still Get Real Women’s Conference, Girlfriends Conference, Sisters Who Care, State of TN Mental Health & Substance Abuse Annual Conference, Lord I Surrender Conference


  • Scenic City Women’s Network

Deborah Gunn
Mentoring Administrative Consultant

Ryan Perry


Richmont Graduate University, Masters in Ministry; University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Focus in Religion and English while minoring in Nonprofit Development

Ministry Experience:

Bethlehem Center

  • Spiritual Development Coordinator
  • Church Partnership Liaison
  • BLU Co-Leader
  • RTL Staff

7th Well

  • Core Volunteer
  • Male Services & Safety Team
  • Assisted in the opening of “S.E.A.R.C.H,” Tennessee’s first drop-in resource center for Sexually Exploited Persons
  • Participated in Outreach with “Cry For The Broken” to trafficking victims

Mission Red Bank

  • Served as a Pastoral Intern
  • Served as Sunday School Assistant Coordinator
  • Lead out a Covid Crisis Team to meet congregants needs
  • Participated in a cohort to assist in sermon preparation
  • Created and oversaw “Next Step,” our iteration of a youth group

Kingfisher Project

  • Participated in a discipleship training school based in Greece

Young Life

  • Faithfully served for four years as a leader at Baylor
  • Worked for YL Student Staff for a semester

Ryan Perry

Deborah Noel Maddox:
Community Outreach Coordinator,
City of Chattanooga Mayor’s Office
Public Safety Department

Education: Memphis State University,

majored in Special Education; and

UTC, majored in Business Administration


  • Consultant Kingdom Partners
  • Founding Board Member, Center for Non-Profits
  • Founding Creator, Alton Park Development Corporation
  • Founding Coordinator, Second Missionary Services, Inc.
  • Second Missionary Baptist Church (Vice Chairman of Public Relations Committee, member of Deaconess Board, Instructor for Paul A. McDaniel Computer Academy, Assistant Director of Children’s Church, Youth Advisor)
  • Graduate Fellow, Advanced Leadership Preparation Initiative
  • Graduate, Chattanooga Resource Foundation Christian Leadership
  • Graduate, Leadership Chattanooga
  • Former Board Chairperson, Youth Leadership Chattanooga
  • Former Tech Goes Home trainer and recruiter
  • Former Chattanooga-Hamilton County Planning Commissioner
  • Former Downtown Area Coordinator for Hamilton County School’s Partners-In-Education
  • Former Board Member and Volunteer, Ladies of Charity
  • Former UTC Client Services Task Force Member
  • Former Member and Past Vice-Chairman, Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission
  • Former Chattanooga Cartel Trainer (a regional facilitation group)
  • Former Secretary and Member, Glenwood Business and Professional Women’s Organization
  • Former Volunteer supervisor and Chairperson of Design & Special Needs Committee for Kidz Place (inner city playground)

Deborah Maddox
Fund Developer and Grant Writer Consultant

Dr. Joe Martin

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

Dr. Joe Martin
Men’s Discipleship Consultant

Rev. Dr. Adam E. McKee III


  • Doctor of Ministry Degree

Drew University, Theological School, Madison NJ

  • Master of Divinity Degree

Virginia Union University, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Richmond, VA

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

  • Class of 2010 Denominational Executive Leadership Training, Duke University



  • Leadership Experience in Secular and Church environments
  • Extensive Ministry Experience in Cross-Cultural Settings
  • Self-starter, ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects
  • Capacity to interact with persons of diverse social , economic and educational backgrounds
  • Experienced in problem/conflict resolution
  • Skilled Communicator, Trainer and Facilitator


Denominational Affiliations

  • Ordination and Member in Full Connection, Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Ordination, National Baptist Denomination



  • Senior Pastor, Harrison UMC, Harrison, TN
  • District Superintendent, Holston Conference UMC
  • Senior Pastor, Brainerd UMC, Chattanooga, TN
  • Senior Pastor, Lennon- Seney UMC, Chattanooga, TN
  • Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN
  • Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone, VA
  • Minister of Youth, Great Hope Baptist Church
  • Corrections Chaplain, Chaplain Services of Virginia



Current Affiliations

  • Kingdom Partners, Chattanooga, TN
  • M.C. Scenic City District Clergy Leadership Team
  • M.C. Scenic City District Committee on Ministry
  • The Order of the Flame, World Methodist Evangelism
  • Steering Committee, Chattanooga Minority Health Fair


Past Affiliations

  • Hiwassee College Board of Trustees, Madisonville, TN
  • Methodist Hospital Advisory Board, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Compassion Coalition Board of Directors, Knoxville, TN
  • Holston Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, Division of Elders
  • Holston Conference Sudan Mission Team, Clergy Trainer and Keynote Worship Speaker
  • Chairperson Hurricane Katrina Steering Committee, Knoxville, TN
  • Chancellor’s Roundtable, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN
  • United Way Board of Directors, Chattanooga, TN
  • Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, Chattanooga, TN

Rev. Dr. Adam E. McKee III
Pastor and Lay Leadership Development Consultant

Minister Pamela Richmond, Retail Manager

Education: Certificates of Theology from Tennessee Temple University and The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) of Atlanta, Ga.


  • Executive Pastor Grace Pointe Church
  • Spiritual Director Kingdom Partners
  • Small Group Bible Study Leader
  • Ordained Minister in 2008
  • Wife of Deacon Oliver Richmond
  • Mother of four children
  • 30 years of Retail experience
  • Youth Day’s speaker for the Mt. Olive State Convention
  • Pam has been speaking for the Lord since the age of 14
  • Her favorite scripture is, Psalms 30:5 (NIV), For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Pam Richmond
Spiritual Director

Oliver Richmond: Currently – President of Kingdom Partners

Education: B.S. Business Management – Ferris State University, Former Securities Licenses, Series 7, 66, 63.  Certificates of Theology -The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) of Atlanta, Ga.


  • Chairman of the Board and Chairman of Deacon Board of Grace Pointe Church of Chattanooga.
  • 20 years providing training and educational workshops to minority communities, corporations, and churches.
  • He has extensive experience helping churches and non-profits achieve community outreach.
  • Husband of Minister Pamela Richmond
  • Parents of four children
  • Former Interim Executive Director with Front Porch Alliance.
  • Former Deacon at the Union Baptist Church and Mt.Canaan Baptist Church
  • His favorite scripture is, Proverbs 3:1-6 (NIV), 5 Trust in the Lordwith all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Oliver Richmond

Pastor Mark Love

Mark Love is a bi-vocational church planter in Chattanooga and digital marketing specialist with Sprocket.co which he started in 2013. He pastors Journey Church in Chattanooga, as well.

Sprocket.co has worked with hundreds of businesses, non-profits, educational organizations and churches to take their message to the world. Mark works in web design, social media marketing, pay-per-click advertising and search engine optimization.

Pastor Mark Love
Digital Engagement Consultant

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)