Marlon is the Pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. Church, in Waco, Texas. Marlon is married
to Scherrie Jones and is the father of two daughters Paiton and Resse and two sons
Marlon III and Patrick. He was educated in Kansas City Kansas public schools and
earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX
and his Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. In
September 2016 Marlon was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the North Texas
Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Marlon is a seasoned administrative professional experienced in the field of
nonprofit management. Marlon has an impressive track record of enhancing
operational procedures, while initiating process improvements, through the
application of advanced program management strategies, coupled with highly
developed business intelligence. Through his expertise in the field of nonprofit
management Marlon has assisted organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, The
Richard R Caron Foundation and The Salvation Army in strategic planning, resource
development, program implementation, outcomes measurement and the
management and oversight of daily operations.
Marlon is the Founder and Executive Director of Indige Leaders. Indige Leaders
provides culturally sensitive training and support to African American high school
students through conferences, institutes and mentoring to strengthen the quality
of life in the African American community. Marlon is currently a Manager of
Stakeholder Relations with Youth Entrepreneurs where he provides leadership to
administrators’, teachers, students and community partners thus, notably growing
the institution from 8 schools to 36 schools in three years in the Dallas Fort Worth
Area. As a result of this success Marlon was selected to further the development of
Youth Entrepreneurs in the state of Arizona and quickly developed collaborations
that deepened the impact of the organization.
Marlon is committed to being a lifelong learner and expands his knowledge base
through reading, continuing education, and mentoring relationships. He is a recent
graduate of the PathsFoward Program, a leadership development program
designed to prepare promising African-American professionals to participate as
leaders in the local community. He is currently participating in the Koch Associates
Program, an acceleration program enabling associates to become “principled,
social-change entrepreneurs”. Marlon lives by the simple motto “Work Hard, Do
Right and Enjoy Life”.
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