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Founder & President

  
Marlon Tyrone Perkins, Sr. is senior pastor of Living Waters Worship Center of Seventh-day Adventists in Dallas, Texas. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College and a Master of Divinity from Andrews University Theological Seminary. As a sophomore in college, he was awarded The Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Internship for the Washington, D.C. office of former U.S. Representative Harold E. Ford, Sr. It was during that internship that Pastor Perkins began experiencing the spiritual biddings that would eventually lead him into pastoral ministry, although his collegiate studies had prepared him for a career in law. 
 
Pastor Perkins’ twenty-five year ministry has spanned the west coast, Midwest, and now the south, as he has pastored in the states of Washington, Iowa, and Texas. In addition to a multitude of pastoral duties, he has conducted a number of seminars in the areas of theology, religious liberty and personal development for church and non-church audiences alike. He is also an often sought-after soloist for church gatherings. Having published articles in several domestic and international periodicals, he most recently completed his first book manuscript—on the subject of purpose—anticipated to be released in summer 2015. With the prayers and assistance of family and friends, Pastor Perkins formed Purpose-Full Ministries in 2004. By the grace of God, the ministry's outreach continues to grow daily.
       
Pastor Perkins is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He and his wife Shurla, a registered nurse and a native of Somerset, Bermuda, are the exuberant parents of two children, Marlon Jr. (age 17) and Reba (age 16). They reside in Mansfield, Texas.


 

Vice-President

Dr. Elaine W. Lee,  is a retired educator having worked in the school district of Hillsborough county located in Tampa, Florida. She has taught pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, as well as adult education. The sixth graders were taught while Elaine modeled and coached for teachers as a Reading Coach. Also, she has experience in the Preparing New Educators (PNE), mentoring programs for teachers, and as staff developer. Elaine was assigned to the Division of Human Resources and worked as an assistant to the Office of Teacher Recruitment Supervisor.


Elaine holds a B.A. in Education from The University of South Florida, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction, and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University. Currently, she is pursuing a Ed.D doctorate in Organizational Leadership at NOVA Southeastern University.

 

Elaine has received several honors during her career. These honors include a Dedication Award from Booker T. Washington School, two nominations for Ida S. Baker Distinguished Minority Education Award, a recipient of grant funds for children from the Hillsborough Education Foundation, and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. In addition, she was the recipient of Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship "Youth Education Award". Elaine and her team leaders won the Hillsborough County Education Foundation "EDDIE" School Group Awards (Visionary and Persevere). Most importantly, she is a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from her sorority Beta Zigma Zeta Chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  

 

Elaine joined the PFM board in January 2006. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, fellow church members, sorority sisters, and friends. Elaine has seventeen siblings, a daughter and son-in-law, and three grandchildren. A native of Griffin, Georgia, she resides in Tampa.

 
 

 


Secretary

Marsha A. Perkins-Cowan retired from the Florida Office of Financial Regulation as a Financial Investigator Criminal Enforcement Coordinator, where she worked from 1994-2011. As a Financial Investigator-Criminal Enforcement Coordinator, she conducted joint investigations with law enforcement agencies on local, state, and federal levels.

 

Marsha has served the PFM board since its inception in 2004. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Marsha is sensitive to the needs and spiritual growth of children, especially teenagers. She and her husband Gregory have two adult children, Brittany Marie and John Franklin. Marsha and Gregory reside in Tampa, Florida.

 

 



 


Treasurer

Dennis Baptiste, CPA, is an accounting consultant in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York. Dennis has almost 30 years of accounting experience and has worked for several large firms such as Arthur Andersen, Time Warner, AT&T, and the Georgia Department of Revenue.

 

 Dennis is an ordained elder and is currently serving his local church as church treasurer. His love for the Lord and God's church has led him to serve in various leadership positions within the church. When he is not working, Dennis enjoys spending time with family and friends, much of which is also church-related.  Dennis and his wife, Sharon, have been married for over thirty years and have two adult children, Shanece and D.J. Dennis's life motto is: "I want to see Jesus." 

 

Dennis has served the PFM board since its inception in 2004. He is from the western Caribbean island of Grenada. He and Sharon reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.


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