Dr. Tecoy Porter Sr. is the lead Senior Pastor of the Genesis Church in Sacramento, CA, where he has served faithfully since 1999. He holds a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University’s School of Business and Leadership, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from California State University, Sacramento.
Dr. Porter is also an adjunct Professor at William Jessup University's School of Professional Studies in Rocklin, CA where he instructs in their business and leadership programs. An emerging voice in the field of Christian leadership, Dr. Porter often serves as an expert author, workshop instructor, panelist, and keynote speaker in the areas of leadership development, economic empowerment, gospel music, and the state of the church.
Dr. Porter has authored three books: Releasing Your Inner Treasure: 8 Kingdom Keys to Unlocking the Wealth Within You (2007); Treasure Chest Collection Vol.1: Inspirational Reflections for Abundant Living (2009); and Faith To Innovate: 21st Century Tools & Strategies for Leadership Transformation (2015). An accomplished choir director, producer and songwriter, Dr. Porter, along with his brother Dr. Ellington Porter, has also released four CD recordings featuring the award-winning Genesis Church Music Ministry under their independent label Markee~Wes Productions.
Prior to his pastorate, Dr. Porter was employed in the Information Technology field as a trainer, manager, and consultant to a variety of companies in Northern California. In March of 2001, he retired from his career in Information Technology to work full time in the ministry. Dr. Tecoy Porter is blessed to share his life with his lovely wife, Karlette Porter and his 3 children: sons Tecoy Jr., Kamarion, and daughter, Kara.