Keith Marcel Radford
Clyde E. Mize, Jr.
History Makers Now
Minister and Author

I believe that patience and consistency pay great dividends in all areas of life, and should never be confused with complacency. I believe that no one can lead from a place of fear - while no skill set, vision, or well developed plan can take the place of the courage to move forward despite the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead. I believe that it is only what we do for Christ that lasts.

The Reverend Matthew Lawrence Watley serves as the Executive Minister of Reid Temple AME Church.

In 2006 Rev. Watley took on the additional responsibility of becoming the Managing Minister of Reid Temple’s North Campus, which he founded in a high school in Silver Spring, MD.

His leadership has included being a member of the General Board of the A.M.E. Church, the Richard Allen Foundation Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee of the World Methodist Council of Churches. He also served as the Chair of the African-American Denominational House Steering Committee at the Chautauqua Institute.

"I’m proud of the ministry that the Lord has allowed me to establish.  My goal has been to share the changeless and loving truth of the gospel in a changing an increasingly less faith-friendly culture.  I’m not good at maintenance.  I am proud of being a builder whether it’s been Power Lunch, Reid Temple’s North Location, our Campuses, or just helping people inside and outside the church to reach their potential and goals," says Reverend Matthew Lawrence Watley.

The Gentlemen

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Roger M. Bobb

President and CEO of Bobbcat Films

Hajj Flemings

CEO and Founder of Brand Camp

Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman

Kwanza Hall

Atlanta City Councilman

D'Wayne Edwards, Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

D'Wayne Edwards

Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

Shawn Dove

CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Jamil Crews

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Dedrick Asante - Muhammad

Sr. Director of the Economic Department, NAACP

Gene Waddy


Detavio Samuels, President of One Solution, Founder of The Bare Group

Detavio Samuels

President of One Solution and Founder of The Bare Group

Ryan Cameron

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L-Mani S. Viney

National Guide Right Director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and Educator

Christopher Jordan Tyson Associate Professor

Christopher Jordan Tyson

Professor of Law and candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State

Tyrone Johnson

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David Mann

Actor, Gospel singer, Comedian

Kehinde Wiley


Keith Marcel Radford

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Clyde E. Mize, Jr.

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James Toney III

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Tony Rock

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Software Development Agency

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Dr. Dennis Kimbro

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