Frank D. Murphy
Founder, President – Mentoring With Purpose Charity
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Frank D. Murphy persevered through countless obstacles to live out his dream of playing professional football. His journey to the NFL began in high school where he won numerous awards as the senior running back and return specialist at West Nassau High School, including: All-American, All State and Player of the Year.
Murphy spent his first two years of college playing football for Itwamba Community College and Garden City Community College; subsequently, he was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American first team and National Player of the Year. Murphy then transferred to football powerhouse Kansas State University in 1998. Murphy still holds three Powercat Strength Records: 4.22 in the 40 yard dash, 42″ vertical jump and 42.04 300 yard shuttle. In 2008, Murphy was inducted into the National Junior College Hall of Fame.
After a successful collegiate football career, Murphy was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2000. In the NFL, Murphy suited up as a running back, wide receiver and return specialist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans. Murphy also played in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts and in the United Football League for the Florida Tuskers. Murphy’s successful professional football career equipped him to train celebrity athletes.
Beyond the football field, Murphy has consistently engaged with the community and supported programs that educate and empower others to realize their dreams. Throughout his career, Murphy has held numerous football camps, workshops and toy drives for at risk youth; Murphy has been honored repeatedly with awards and recognitions for his community service initiatives, including being granted the Key to the City of Callahan, Florida.
Bryan M. Powe
Senior Pastor – Revealing Truth Ministires
Pastor Bryan Powe is the senior pastor of Revealing Truth Ministries Christian Center (RTM) in Tampa, Florida, along with his wife Pastor Rashida Powe. They are honored to serve the men, women, families, and supporters of Revealing Truth Ministries with Pastor Deborah Powe, the overseer of RTM and Pastor Bryan’s mother. Based upon God’s promise in Jeremiah 33:6 (Amplified), the vision of RTM is to reveal God’s abundance of peace, prosperity, security, stability, health, healing and truth in the lives of believers.
Pastor Bryan is dedicated to bringing God’s message of wholeness, represented by the seven pillars of RTM’s vision, in the lives of others. Through his teaching, Pastor Bryan desires for others to experience a true relationship with God, growing in their understanding of God’s grace, love, and goodness. Pastor Bryan’s heart is to equip every member with an understanding of their part as servants, family members, employees, neighbors, business owners and leaders in ensuring that no person God has given them influence over is left incomplete.
For Pastor Bryan, the focus of every department, outreach, mission, conference and event of RTM is simple: “We may not do everything, but everything we do connects deeply to who we are.” Therefore, whether connecting with Revealing Truth Ministries through an extended campus in the Tampa Bay area (Wesley Chapel, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL), an online service, an affiliate ministry (Fort Lauderdale, FL; Ocala, FL; and Honolulu, HI), social media, Global Missions and Outreach (Creative Kids, Love Sealed by Action and Living Legacy), the youth-focused Embracing Legacy community organization or another aspect of the vision, people can expect to join with a body of believers committed to introducing wholeness so that they can daily walk in the finished works of Jesus.
Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen
Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen has been in full-time urban ministry for over 20 years at Crossover Church in Tampa, Florida ( www.crossoverchurch.org ). He has been the lead pastor for over 15 years. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 40 to over 1,000. This multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-class church has become a model. As they grew they relocated into a 43,000 square foot retail building that was a former Toys R’ Us in the heart of Tampa’s urban community. Outreach Magazine recognized Crossover as one of America’s Most Innovative Churches. Crossover has also been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, CBS News, BET News, and several regional media outlets. Tommy has also been featured on TBN, 700 Club, CTN, and JUCE TV Networks. Urban D. is an internationally known hip-hop artist that has released 8 full-length albums and several remix projects ( www.urband.org ).
He has performed and spoken at concerts and conferences across the U.S. as well as overseas in Japan, Australia, The UK, Germany, and Nigeria. He has authored several books including, “Un.orthodox” (Zonderavan), “Next steps on your spiritual journey”, and “Rebuild”(InterVarsity Press). His new book “Love Our City” releases in the fall of 2018 that will include resources for churches to transform their cities. Tommy is also the publisher of S.O.U.LMAG
Magazine, which has produced 28 issues. This magazine has become the voice of the Christian Hip-Hop Community with a readership in the tens of thousands. The magazine also has a TV Show “S.O.U.LMAG TV” which Tommy hosts on JUCE TV Network. Tommy is also the founder of the Flavor Fest Urban Leadership Conference ( www.flavorfest.org ) which is in it’s 17th year and has trained over 5,000 leaders since it’s inception. He also founded the Urban Coaching Network, where he has trained over 75 urban church planters. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Lucy and his two daughters Deyana and Sophia.
What does it mean to be all things to all people? And can it really be accomplished? If you want the answer, get to know Del Lawrence, aka Mr. Del. Artist, minister, author, and love and life coach, Del has grown from music to ministry to mentorship and he does it all in a charismatic and genuine manner. When the world first met this Memphis, Tennessee native, Mr. Del, he was a member of the Oscar-winning, platinum-selling group Three 6 Mafia. Deciding to rededicate his life to Christ, he left the group and the rest is…well as they say, history. Still passionate about music, Mr. Del began to rap the message of salvation and through his form of witnessing, he has led thousands of souls to Christ. Thus, he became known as the Hip Hop Apostle in the
genre of Holy Hip Hop and Hope Dealer, Del has had several albums to debut in the top 20 Billboard Gospel Charts (“The Future” 2005, No. 15 and “Thrilla” 2009, No. 2) and one, which featured Jazz musician Kirk Whalum (“Hope Dealer” 2007, No. 47) was on the Christian R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. He received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album of the year and 2010 GMA Dove Award nomination for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the year. His songs and music have also hit the big screen with a song placement in Will Farrell’s movie The Campaign, and an appearance in and film scoring for the movie, 2016: Obama’s America. Now with nine studio albums and countless collaborative albums, his sound is solidified by the powerful message booming on top of the 808s. As the CEO of Dedicated Music Group, where he leads a label and mentors aspiring and established artists, Del believes wholeheartedly in giving back. In this capacity, Del creates opportunities for his artists and helps them flourish. He has a gift for cultivating the purpose and vision for a person’s life and this translates beyond the music. This artist, mogul, and speaker shares his wealth of music industry experience through The M.A.P. Course (Music Artist Playbook), which can be accessed online and is a great tool for new artists building their careers.
Michael K. Bigos
Branding, Strategy, and Design Specialist
I believe good design is good business, and I love opportunities when I can provide my clients with meaningful and measurable design-solutions that help them solve their business problems. I believe every good product or service deserves good design. Since stumbling into digital design twenty years ago, I have always held fast to the slogan, “get noticed” because I truly enjoy helping business owners get inspired about their branding and associated touch points. I’m a firm believer in community involvement and serve as the Director of Marketing with Mentoring with Purpose Charity, as well as involve myself and family with my local church regularly. Both of which are located in sunny Tampa, FL. I am a husband and a father of two beautiful children who constantly inspire me to inspire others as often as I can.
Michael is a Branding and Design Specialist. — more than marketing collateral and campaigns, Michael creates digital engagements that communicate an organization’s identity and drives revenue growth, building brand loyalty.
Specializing in the private equity space, Michael partners with small to mid-sized, and emerging companies to develop brand stories, package them in a compelling and cohesive manner, then deliver them to their target audiences.
Since 1999, Michael has been servicing varied clients spanning the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Michael is located in the greater Tampa Bay area and works with a list of clients across the healthcare, non-profit, technology, industrial, energy, and retail verticals.
J.T. Tapias has a B.S. in counseling and he’s currently pursuing a master’ s degree in Pastoral Counseling. J.T. holds multiple certifications in fitness and personal training, nutrition, and life coaching. He owns and operates a gym in South Tampa, Fl called FIT Method 4:13. Among his accreditations are ACE, IFPA, NASM, IPEC Certified Professional Life Coach (with specialization in health and wellness), and he is a Certified Health Counselor. J.T. spent a large portion of his life playing soccer for teams in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Fitness and modeling were his next targets and the achievements followed. From the pages of magazines ranging from GQ to Men’ s Fitness, He created his own successful fitness brand and company. JT has become a go-to guy for television networks including Fit TV and the Travel Channel.
Shawn Brown was born and raised in Kansas City, KS and the youngest of six children. He has always had a passion for playing the game of basketball and was blessed to play it as a multiple year varsity letterman at F.L. Schlagle High School where he received 1 st Team All Kansas honors with numerous other awards and All-Star game invitations. Shawn Brown signed to play college basketball at Garden City Community College under legendary coaches Jim Carey and Kent Davison. As part of the NJCAA (the nation’s top junior college conference), the 1991-92 GCCC Bronc Busters were ranked #1 by Sports Illustrated in a pre-season poll, led by co-captains Shawn Brown and Darren Hancock (KU & NBA). Shawn later signed at UMKC to play in his hometown.
After a successful college career, Shawn received an invitation and a contract offer from the Fort Wayne Fury (CBA) from Coach Keith Smart (Indiana great and former NBA coach). Although he turned down the contract offer so he can focus on his young family, he later returned to the Fort Wayne Fury to train players under Coach Kent Davison (current coach at Georgia) and Cliff Levingston (NBA) where he prepared players for the next level or overseas leagues. Shawn also trained players in the USBL with the Dodge City Legends (USBL Champions 2000, 2003 and 2005). The game of basketball has taught Shawn how to be a leader and overcome adversity. As an entrepreneur, Shawn founded four businesses from a start-up of $13,000 to millions in annual sales through effective business planning, creative sales techniques, innovative marketing and relationship building. Shawn possesses expert knowledge and skills in all facets of Life, Health, Property & Casualty, Commercial, Annuities, Mortgage Lending, Real Estate, and Securities Business.
Recognized as Businessman of the year and National Leadership Award from The National Congressional Committee. Received Certificate of Achievement upon completion of Agent Intern Learning Path coursework through State Farm, and Farm Bureau Financial Services. Known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for resourceful business solutions, and capacity for motivational leadership. Possesses outstanding communication and presentation abilities. Effectively market intangible products and services; skilled in persuasive presentation and profitable negotiation. Offers excellent customer relations skills. Have built relationships with NFL, NBA and MLB players. Shawn has his Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master’s in Health Care Administration. Since moving to Atlanta, GA Shawn has excelled as Managing Director of National Financial Services Group leading a team of skilled financial professionals providing exceptional service to the Atlanta Metro Area. Shawn is also the Chairman of the board for Mentoring With Purpose Atlanta.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, DeAngelo grew up in a neighborhood known as Grand Park on the city’s Northside which was and still is one of the most notorious crime-riddled areas in the city. By focusing on and excelling in academics as well as athletics, DeAngelo escaped the allure of “The Trap” ultimately choosing a different path than some of his peers. After high school, DeAngelo attended The University of Central Florida where he was a preferred walk-on who was about to secure his position on the basketball team until during a routine physical a life-altering health diagnosis was discovered and would permanently derail his hoop dreams. Undaunted, DeAngelo once again focused on academics and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Marketing. DeAngelo is a business professional, entrepreneur, mentor, motivational speaker and fitness enthusiast who enjoys impacting the lives of people from all walks of life with his message of hope, determination, perseverance, and forgiveness. DeAngelo has volunteered with The Urban League in Jacksonville and in Orlando, The Boys and Girls Club. DeAngelo knows firsthand how to overcome adversity by taking tragedy, use it as steam to power his dreams and ultimately, stand triumphantly in victory time and time again. DeAngelo is the Founder/CEO of I AM THE CHOSEN LLC, a lifestyle brand that is geared toward inspiring others to discover the gifts that are on the inside of every person. The focus is not simply to get a person to discover their gift but to develop their gift and use the gift to make the world around them better.
Sayquon Devonte King, known professionally as Gitt Swift or simply, Swift; is an American rapper, actor, dancer, and entrepreneur. In July 2012, Swift released his debut mixtape titled, “History in the Making Volume One,” which featured the hit single “Maro On Dem 30s”. The single became a YouTube hit, surpassing 1.3 million views. Swift subsequently released two more mixtapes titled, “History in the Making Volume Two” and ” History in the Making Volume Three,” featuring the hit singles “Money Dance,” “Tighten-Up,” “Ayy!,” and “Brand-New.”
Canton “CAJO” Jones
CANTON JONES is a singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, vocal arranger, pastor, and entrepreneur, as well as a dedicated husband and father of 4. (Ramona – wife, Love – daughter, Dominion – son, Canaan – son, Justice – son) Canton and his wife Ramona are Pastors of Free Life Church in Jonesboro, GA. The mission of this ministry is to lead people into the presence of God so that whatever they hear Him say to do, they will do it.
Canton Jones is President of Cajo Records in Atlanta, GA. His goal is to release music that will inspire people from all walks of life. As label owners, Canton and Ramona also want to teach other aspiring musical artists and business owners how to operate in the Kingdom of God. Canton Jones is a Deerfield Beach, Florida native. Since beginning his career and ministry, Canton Jones has numerous projects to his credit including the latest entitled “I Am Justice” released in early 2016. Canton Jones has featured on projects with several notable musical artists. He has performed on stage with Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Shirley Caesar.
Throughout 2016, Canton Jones has been touring on the McDonald’s gospel tour, which focuses on raising money for families with various health issues. The tour donates proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House, which allows children to receive treatment free of charge. The tour included Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard, Charles Jenkins, and Donald Lawrence. Canton Jones appeared on Dr. Oz Talk Show speaking about how ministry and music can aid in someone’s emotional and spiritual health. Canton Jones was featured with Shirley Caesar on the Trumpet Awards 2017 performing her song “Shouting John” (beans, greens, potatoes…). Canton and Ramona Jones were cast members on the Preachers of Atlanta reality show, which brought awareness to fatherlessness, the relationship between police and African American men, and the place and role of Hip Hop in church culture.
With all of that being said, the most important mission for Canton and Ramona Jones is to clearly and adequately relay the message behind the music – the uninhibited Word of God. Canton and Ramona Jones are well-equipped to communicate musically and through the Word of God to this generation in a way that they can incorporate God’s Word into their own lives. Canton ministers with conviction and transparency, which always proves to be effective on any platform.