John Garrott is the executive director of Glen Eagle Resources. He has a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, an M.Div. from Emory University, and has doctoral work at Asbury Theological Seminary. An elder in the United Methodist Church, John has also served as chair of continuing education for his conference. After leading the first United Methodist church plant team to Belarus in 2001, he founded, and is executive director of, the 4M Foundation and Glen Eagle Resources, organizations devoted to team leadership development and missional effectiveness. John has international development experience in Africa, Russia, Belarus, Honduras, and China. He has been adjunct faculty with the E.J. Ourso School of Business at LSU and is a certified human behavioral consultant with TTI Success Insights of Scottsdale, Arizona. John and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, and live in Senatobia, Mississippi, just south of Memphis.
Dr. Iosmar Alvarez is a Cuba native who came to the United States in 2001. With degrees from Garrett, United Theological Seminary, and Asbury, he is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and winner of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2013. He is a certified coach for SLI & Path1, national UMC recognized agencies for church planting, development and transformation. He has a passion for church planting (has started 6) and developing church cultures and processes. He serves as Senior Pastor for Fuente De Avivamiento/Spring of Revival in Kentucky with 400+ members and 100 home churches, serving with his wife, Zulayne.
Paul Borden is Director of Kingdom Networks with Growing Healthy Churches. He has been published twice by Abingdon. With a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, he has served as a Church Growth Consultant for American Baptist Churches of the West; Director of
Church Consulting for the Evangelical Free Church of America; and, among other roles, acting CEO at Denver Seminary. He has both pastored and started churches, and also served as executive director of the American Baptist Church in California during their remarkable turnaround. Paul is the father of two innovative children and grandfather to four marvelous girls.
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz, B.S., is the founder/President of The Training Connection Inc. and author of The Keys to Mentoring Success. She has spent over 20 years in business, product and people development. As a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, she has helped thousands worldwide through her training programs and services. A key thrust of her work has been helping federal agencies and businesses develop effective, formal mentoring programs. She also has developed Dynamic Mentoring Connections, Discovering the Mentor Within and Strategic Career Management — three practical approaches to unleashing human potential.
Sharon Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Fitzpatrick Group, specializes in mentoring, career development and diversity management. She has 20 years in human resources, diversity and organization development and a history of work that promotes multicultural and organizational development in corporate, government and non-profit settings. With corporate experience in strategic planning, communications and diversity, her work also includes workforce development, community relations and change management. Her broad expertise and experience give her an understanding of the needs and challenges that organizations face today. She also does human resource consulting and recruiting for public and industry clients nationwide.
Todd Fox is Director of Distribution for TTI Success Insights of Scottsdale, AZ. TTI is the world’s leading source for research-based, validated assessment and coaching tools. TTI SI enables organizations to effectively meet their talent management needs, using our own patented solutions and products. Todd wants people to know that on the TTI DISC profile he is a HIgh I, his primary driving force is Harmonious, and that he's been cage diving with Great White Sharks.
Dr. John Ed Mathison served 36 years as senior minister of Frazer Memorial United Methodist in Montgomery, AL. Under his leadership, Frazer grew from 400 members to over 8,800. In 1986 the Church Leadership Institute cited Frazer as the fastest growing church of any denomination in Alabama. The worship services of Frazer were televised nationwide reaching about 40 million homes. He holds degrees from Huntingdon College, Candler School of Theology, Princeton University, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Candler School of Theology. Author of many books and a nationally known and sought-after speaker, Mathison and his wife, Lynn, have three daughters, eight grandsons, and two granddaughters.
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The Timothy Project is our collaborative effort involving law enforcement, school systems and quality mentoring ; this work bridges gaps in the community to reach high school students.
This service helps develop a smooth transition between a current leadership core and an emerging younger group in your organization.
Patterned after successful growth models in the African church, tested as fruitful here in America, start-up accelerators are created by aligning structure with emerging leadership.
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This is to advise that I have known John Garrott personally for several years, and know him to be a man of highest integrity. Our organization discovered 4M's leadership assessments and development program to be extremely beneficial. John is a very good communicator, and I highly recommend him as a consultant to help develop leaders and enhance team building.
Gary L. Gaines
President and CEO, Federal Land Bank of North Mississippi
This letter is written as evidence of our highly-valued partnership with the 4M Foundation. 4M has been a vital partner in our work and has been of great assistance.
Bishop Abraham Tagoe
The Methodist Church of Ghana (West Africa)
It is a great honor for me to recommend and strongly endorse John Garrott. In my position as Lay Leader for the District, John has provided me significant guidance and mentorship. John is unquestionably a leader and highly motivated self-starter with exceptional interpersonal skills and abilities. His character is impeccable and his integrity unquestionable. John has my highest recommendation.
William B. Jernigan, Major General MSANG Retired
Chief Executive Officer
Global Perspectives for Advanced Technology Solutions, LLC
Over the months and years, I have found John to be a skillful communicator, an effective team builder, and a wise leader. John has the wisdom of experience as an entrepreneur, organizing and motivating volunteers outside the normal local church patterns. He has helped build effective teams, empower laity, and build networks. It is my privilege to offer this letter of recommendation for John , a friend and colleague for more than a decade.
Dean of The Upper Room Ministries and Ecumenical Relations, the United Methodist Church
John is a self-starter with exceptional skills in team building and communication. He also has an unrelenting dedication to the less fortunate. I trust John's advice and counsel. Working with me on efforts ranging from criminal rehabilitation to youth mentoring, he has been very helpful to this mayor. He has my strongest recommendation.
Mayor of Clarksdale, MS