THE PARKER ORGANIZATION, LLC “An African American Legacy” INTRODUCING
2 It all began… …On November 14, 1945 when Matt Parker and Ruth Parker gave birth to Matthew Parker in Cincinnati, Ohio. His Grandparents were Betsy Nettle Parker and Jake Parker.
3 The Legacy Continues… Matthew Parker, with over 35 combined years of on-the-job experience with advanced academic credentials in leadership, after earning a Bible Diploma from Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music, a Sociology Degree from Wheaton College, and a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Detroit, has become a leader in training, networking, and resourcing African American Leaders.
4 Accomplishments & Acknowledgements Parker’s gift of administration, teaching and networking relationships with authors, Christian colleges, Christian organizations, churches, consultants, foundations, pastors, publishers, trainers, banks, health agencies, associations, denominations and volunteers has equipped, mentored and coached over 1,000,000 people. These relationships have led to over 10 million books, booklets, CD’s, and commentaries. Also, 35 Christian organizations, Churches and Programs have been started; and over 50 million dollars in revenues from books, grants, products, training, sponsorships and in-kind contributions. Parker is thankful for the foundation that was established by his parents, Matt & Ruth Parker, and the Mentorship of: Barbara Walton, Lloyd Blue & Tom Skinner
5 The Time Has Arrived In 2010, Matthew Parker formerly established The Parker Organization, LLC which now serves as the umbrella organization for the various training, networking and mentoring initiatives, which he has developed. The Parker Organization, LLC was established as a result of several leaders who want to see his principles passed on to the next generation…
6 Purpose To carry on the legacy of Matthew Parker and the great African American Christian leaders… …whose shoulders we all stand on… Creating a succession of Christian leaders in Parker’s family, local churches, and the broader Christian community in the world.
7 Objectives 1. To give a historical perspective of African American Christian leaders 2. To provide management tools and skills for healthy development 3. To help the participants develop the skills necessary for cross-cultural dynamics and communication 4. To provide gift assessment, goal setting, and personal & organizational strategic planning 5. To provide training in fund and resource development 6. To provide the tools for program development & management 7. To help develop problem solving & critical thinking skills
Initiatives Generals – To provide coaching, mentoring, and networking for the next generation leaders. Parker Books – To publish books with a focus on Christian leadership. The Summit Group – To provide a network to equip, coach, and resource African American leaders to train other global leaders. 9
10 Curriculum To provide training, networking and resources for a succession of leaders in churches, Christian organizations and the marketplace.
THE PARKER ORGANIZATION, LLC “An African American Legacy”