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. He is an elder in the United Methodist Church.
He founded, and is executive director of, the 4M Foundation and Glen Eagle Resources, organizations devoted to strategic team 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.
Suzie Price, a professional facilitator, consultant and author, is founder and CEO of Priceless Professional Development. A facilitation and consulting company, she is focused on helping leaders: hire and promote the right people, and build an energetic, committed and drama-free workforce. Suzie graduated from the University of South Carolina and started her corporate career in 1986 at NCR Corporation. With a background in human resources and training for great companies, she has advance certifications that include Certified Professional Facilitator, Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst. Her skills as a trainer in human talent and potential are exceptional.
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.
Tom Albin serves as the Executive Director of the United Christian Ashram International while maintaining his current role as Dean of the Upper Room Ministries and International Relations at Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Serving as co-coordinator for prayer for the last 3 general conferences of the United Methodist Church, he is in demand as preacher, teacher and workshop leader in the areas of spiritual formation, Wesley studies, historical theology, mission and evangelism. The United Christian Ashrams International has flourished under his leadership. Tom and his wife, Maryle, have three married daughters and seven grandchildren.
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.
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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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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
It has been my privilege, on several occasions, to work with Rev. John Garrott at events and on missional projects within the United Methodist Church. Each time John brought his unique skills as a pastor, an evangelist, a global missionary, a leadership consultant, and a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. Each time John added insight to the conversation and spiritual maturity to the process. John has been successful in neighborhood evangelism, congregational renewal, and effective growth of an entire district. Over the 28 years I have known John, he has consistently enhanced the teams he leads and the teams he participates in. His proven effectiveness as a strategic missional leader in partnership with the District Superintendent is the most important work I have seen. It is the way to ensure the future for the United Methodist Church—and any other denominations interested in the spiritual vitality of their congregations in a geographic area.
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