Men's Day Chair 2019 Letter
First giving honor to God who is the head of my life. Welcome and thank you for visiting the 2019 Men’s Day page. It is an honor and privilege to return, serve, and #L.E.A.D the Men of Brookland, once again, as Chair of Men’s Day.This year’s theme is “Brookland Men #L.E.A.D.” As men of Brookland, the Men’s Day 2019 committee and I are eager to #L.E.A.D— Love God, Embrace Brotherhood, Accept Responsibility, and Declare Victory. We aim to #L.E.A.D and inspire the next generation of believers to be passionate about their goals, to be purposeful in their actions, and most importantly, that we are Men of Christ and to live each day with intention and determination. This Men’s Day I’m asking you to follow our #L.E.A.D as we move into a new direction with the Men of Brookland Baptist Church.We have planned and coordinated several events for men of Christ to come together and create life-long relationships. Whether with an old friend, or someone new, I look forward to having you join, support, and build lasting relationships through Christ.Once again, thank you for visiting this year’s Men’s Day page. We invite you to explore the links on our page to see events, important dates, and activities that we have coordinated for your enjoyment. May God continue to bless you as he has blessed me. I leave you with this quote ...“Great Leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, always about the goal.”
Men's Day Chair 2019
Men's Day Breakfast speaker 2019
Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr.
The Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr. celebrates 12 years as the Senior Pastor and Teacher of The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia. Under his dynamic leadership and vision one church in multiple locations was birthed which now encompasses over 9,000 worshippers across 8 weekly
services, with 5 occurring on Sundays. Prior to his kingdom assignment at Tabernacle, he shepherded the Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church in Salem, Alabama for three and a half years.
Dr. Goodman received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, with honors. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga and his Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. An avid learner and pupil of excellence, he also earned a Master of Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Cambridge College and is a practitioner of the Clergy Scholars Program hosted by Yale University.
Dr. Goodman has preached and studied in the Holy Land. He has authored 3 books: You Can’t Run from Purpose, Road to Recovery and The Flip Side of Favor. A native of Greensboro, NC, Pastor Goodman comes from a faith-built foundation demonstrated to him by his grandparents, Deacon Earnest and Mrs. Charlotte Swann, who raised him. Affectionately known as “PG” by his congregation, he is well respected in his community as one who lives to serve. A sports enthusiast, he is a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan and a member of Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities. Amazed by His grace and love, Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr., is a most sought-after speaker, revivalist and lecturer, who is called upon to empower and encourage the people of God as he travels the world proclaiming the Word of God.
Men's Day Speakers
Men's day Speaker 8 am
THOMAS W. DORTCH, JR. – AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc. In 1990, he became the State Director and served as Chief Administrator for United States Senator, Sam Nunn. Mr. Dortch was the first African-American to serve in this capacity for any U. S Senator. Some of Mr. Dortch’s other accomplishments include: Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Transportation Systems, Inc., Chairman and CEO of Cornerstone Parking, Chairman of Lancor Parking Management, LLC, Managing Partner of FAD Consulting, LLC, founding the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., co-founding the Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (GAME) to fill a void as an advocacy organization for minority business development, and co-founding the Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance as a capacity building and business development organization for the construction and transportation industries.
Mr. Dortch has had guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Fox News Channel the O’Reilly Factor, C-SPAN, Talk Back Atlanta, National Press Club, CNN, Good Day Atlanta, Black Issues in Higher Education National Video Conference, and MBC Town Hall Meeting. Mr. Dortch is the recipient of numerous awards and honors that celebrate his efforts, a partial list includes: listed in the 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 May Editions of Ebony Magazine as one of The 100 Most Influential African Americans; listed in Spring 2001 through 2014 Publications of Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of The 100 Most Influential Atlantans; 2008 Community Service Professional of the Year Award; 2008 FraserNet Community Service Award; 2008 Global Leadership Empowerment Award; Board of Trustees, Leadership Atlanta; Board Member, Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board, Friendship Force International, Chairman of the Board, Fulton/DeKalb County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees Chairman, 2010 was inducted into Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame, Three Term Chairman of The Board, The Atlanta Business League. Member of Operation Hope Board of Trustees, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Board of Trustees, Talladega College Board of Trustees, Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees; Chairman of The Board, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
Mr. Dortch is a much sought-after speaker on an international, national level to governmental entities, corporations and educational institutions including the Darden School of Business - University of Virginia, Southern University, Delaware State University, Jarvis Christian College, Florida A&M University, South Carolina State University, Georgia State University, Thomas University, Georgia Tech, Paine College, Tuskegee University, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Emerging Leaders Forum, White House Initiatives on Black Colleges, Federal Executive Board, Federal Aviation Administration, Lockheed Georgia Corporation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, United Negro College Fund, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), , Congressional Black Caucus, “The” Fort Valley State University, United States Department of Energy, American Cancer Society, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Blacks In Government, and Anheuser-Busch Company to name a few.
Dortch earned a B.A. Degree in Sociology and Pre- Professional Social Work from “The” Fort Valley State University in 1972, and a Masters of Art Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Clark-Atlanta University in 1986. He also attended Georgia State University as a Ford Fellow in the Urban Administration Program. Dortch received Honorary Doctors Degrees from Fayetteville State University, Jarvis Christian College, Fort Valley State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Livingstone College.
Dortch was recently elected to a sixth term as National Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Men's Day Speaker 11 am
Pastor Eddie L. Davis
Pastor Eddie L. Davis is founder and pastor of Community of Grace Church, Bennettsville, South Carolina. Pastor Davis is a man after God’s own heart. With the character of being a humble man, Pastor Davis began preparing himself for the call on his life at an early age.
Pastor Eddie L. Davis is a highly spiritual pastor with the calling and desire to serve God and fulfill his purpose. Prior to his calling as a minister, he has conducted religious worship and other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith and denomination. Once Pastor Davis received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he immediately began to share the truth of God’s Word with all who would give ear to hear.
Pastor Davis led a number of ministries including Word of Life Christian Center Ministries, Open Door Missionary Baptist Church, Living Well Christian Center, Maxwell Baptist Church, and New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church until God led him to pastor Community of Grace Church in August 2017. Pastor Davis is a leader's "leader" and has devoted himself to the betterment of man through the spiritual and educational process.
Pastor Davis is the only child to Ms. Lucy Davis of Hartsville, South Carolina. He attended Darlington County Public Schools graduating from Hartsville High School in 1985. He is a graduate of Morris College, where he received a BA English/Religion and graduated Magnum Cum Lade May, 2009. He served on the Board of Trustees and served as president for the Student Government Association.
Pastor Davis has been fortunate throughout his life with many family and friends who have blessed his life and ministry. He takes pride in having Dr. Ralph Canty, Bishop Vera Davis, and Dr. Luns C. Richardson as his mentors and parents in Christ. He believes in preaching and teaching the word of God, and just as importantly, he believes that we must "live" the word.