Leader, communicator, scholar, and strategist typifies the life work of Dr. Tecoy Porter Sr. He is the Senior Pastor of the Genesis Church in South Sacramento, CA. He is also the Director of both the award-winning Porter Brothers & Genesis Choir and the MLK Celebration Choir.
In 2003, Dr. Porter led the construction of the Dr. Robert Porter Family Life Center – a multi-purpose facility which houses worship services, athletic leagues, and a multitude of outreach programs for the Meadowview community. In response to the tragic Stephon Clark shooting, Dr. Porter was appointed by the Rev. Al Sharpton to form and lead the Sacramento Chapter of the National Action Network, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.
Dr. Porter holds a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of Business Administration degrees from California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Porter is also an adjunct professor at William Jessup University and Epic Bible College where he instructs and develops curriculum on the topics of business management, leadership, diversity, and ethics at the undergrad and graduate levels. A lifelong scholar, Dr. Porter, continues his studies in Public Leadership at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Dr. Porter has amassed several recognitions from the United State Congress, California State Assembly, California State Senate, Sacramento’s City Council, and the NBA’s Sacramento Kings for his community leadership. As a leading practitioner in creating unity across cultures and faiths, Dr. Porter is sought after as a speaker, panelist, instructor, and coach. Dr. Porter is also a published author of multiple books and articles on leadership and personal development. His most recent book, Faith To Innovate: 21st Century Tools & Strategies for Leadership Transformation has received rave reviews and endorsements from leaders across the nation and is considered a must-read for those seeking to increase their leadership effectiveness.
Amongst his many accomplishments, Dr. Porter believes his most significant one is his 25-year marriage to his church sweetheart, Karlette Porter and being a devoted father to his three children, Tecoy Jr., Kamarion and Kara.