An inspirational speaker, motivator, author, organizer and “liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life”, Dr. Grey is a committed advocate for communal change. As a strong proponent of gathering the masses through grassroots efforts, Dr. Grey has dedicated much of his life to mobilizing and inspiring others to achieve their true potential.
A native of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, Dr. Grey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, in 1991. After receiving his call to preach in 1997, Dr. Grey earned a Master's of Divinity degree and graduated Cum Laude from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia, in 2002.
He is a certified NTU Psychotherapist and has received certificates of completion from The Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration in psychopharmacology and adolescent and addiction issues in addition to serving as a facilitator for a Rites of Passage program geared toward young males. In 2012, Dr. Grey was awarded a doctorate of divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville, Florida
As a former pastor of The Liberation Temple, a non-denominational Christian Church in Mt. Rainer, MD, Dr. Grey initiated the following programs: a monthly feeding program that fed over 200 homeless men and women throughout the Washington, DC area, a yearly back-to-school program that provided school supplies to children within the community, an outreach program that supplied clothes and resources to victims of domestic abuse, computers to a local elementary school, entrepreneurship workshops for the youth, seminars on ending violence, and much more just to name a few. In 2021, Dr. Grey was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church at the 147th Annual Session of the Atlanta North Conference. He currently serves as the Pastor of Mayfield Zion AME Church in Alamo, Ga.
Dr. Grey is the author of six books, Seeds of Freedom: Inspirational Messages for Ordinary People with Extraordinary Potential, God Held Back Your Night So That You Can Get It Right, It's In You: Motivational Messages That Will Help Uplift and Empower You, Positive Living Through Positive Affirmations, So, You Think You Want To Date? (Thoughts and Reflections on Wise, Skillful Dating) , and The ABC's of Making Business Networking Work For You.
The Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center (GEC) will be a County-sponsored facility designed to support entrepreneurs and nurture small businesses startups. The GEC will provide budding entrepreneurs with instruction, networking connections, coworking space, and offices. The center is scheduled to open in late 2020 in existing space on Perry Street in downtown Lawrenceville. The GEC is funded by the County and federal Community Development Block Grant revenues.
Services available to regional entrepreneurs will include:
Later this year, an online application will be available on this site. See below to sign up to be notified when the application is available and to receive periodic updates on the center.
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In this episode of Good Morning Gwinnett I'm joined by Vivien Rayam who recently opened a Code Ninja franchise at the Shoppes in Snellville. Vivien shares with us why she wanted to start this type of franchise and why our kids need the skills that are taught there. She also shares some of her pain points as a franchise owner as well as some of the things to think about if you want to start a company that is a franchise. Sit back and enjoy!
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