Pastor Marlin firmly believes that our primary purpose in life is to help others. His personal motto is that, "We need each other to survive." Marlin was born and raised in Detroit, MI and grew up in a very rough environment. Throughout his life, he escaped through football. As an All-State football player and graduate of St. Martin Deporres High School, former football player at Indiana University and Alabama State, former football coach at Urbana & Tiffin Universities, former Atlanta Falcons' Equipment Assistant Intern, and current football referee, football played an integral part in every phase of Marlin’s life. Here it is again helping him to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth.
In his 36 years of life, God blessed Pastor Marlin with some awesome experiences and opportunities which resulted in major accomplishments. While all are definitely important to him, his most important accomplishments are being a husband, father, and Christian. Marlin is married to his beautiful wife, Kaletta Lynch and they have two beautiful daughters: KaNiyah and Kennedy. In April 2007, Marlin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church (Detroit, MI), under the leadership of Pastor Wilma Roberta Johnson. Marlin accepted his call into the ministry in May 2011 at Ambassadors for Christ Christian Center (Lithonia, GA), under the leadership of Pastor Priscilla S. Moody. He also earned his license and ordination from Ambassadors for Christ Christian Center. Pastor Marlin’s favorite scripture is John 15:13.
The mission of the Kingdom Huddle Ministry is to provide spiritual guidance, based on the gospel of Jesus Christ, so that members can execute the play that God has called for their lives. Teachings in the huddle are presented in practical ways so that members can immediately apply lessons learned to their daily life. The huddle focuses
The mission of the Kingdom Huddle Ministry is to provide spiritual guidance, based on the gospel of Jesus Christ, so that members can execute the play that God has called for their lives. Teachings in the huddle are presented in practical ways so that members can immediately apply lessons learned to their daily life. The huddle focuses on the full person (i.e. body, mind, and spirit) and is a safe space where all are welcome to share and dialogue. The goal of the Huddle is for those involved to reflect on the play that God has called for their life, and act to positively transform themselves and their surroundings.
We pray that all fathers and father figures had a very Happy Father’s Day! Thank you Kingdom Men for being role models in your families, community, and the world. Thank you for showing up (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually) and being a positive example for those who are watching you.
Check out the interview that Pastor Mo did recently with ABC4’s reporter, Rosie Nguyen, to help combat the negative stereotypes that Black Fathers often experience.
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