To be able to lead in this stage of the 21st century and beyond, one has to be willing to make a shift in their process, and methodology as it pertains to how they function as a leader. Dr. Tecoy M. Porter, Sr. has given a prescription if you will, for all those who are ailing in the area of leadership. Dr. Porter, through his careful intertwining of his candid personal testimony, and the intricacies of his poignant research, gives a step-by-step manual that will open up the belief system of one who dares to transform their mind in their approach to leadership. Whether you are the executive in the boardroom, the coach on the sideline, or the pastor in the pulpit, this 21st century manual on strategic leadership will bring great innovation, as well as inspiration to revitalize and reshape those whom you lead, and bring about results of great success.
DR. ELLINGTON PORTER SR
Genesis Church, Sacramento, CA
Dr. Tecoy Porter is the epitome of an upstanding leader, family man, and pastor in the community. He totally inspires me when I attend Genesis Church and listen to his sermons which are straight to the point based on the WORD of the Bible, yet funny but very real in how we need Christ to live, save our souls, and be successful. When he speaks of FAITH, he lives and breathes it daily if not hourly! I have appreciated his wisdom in his young age and sharing of his personal challenges in life that we all can relate to. This book will be nothing but a testimony of his own faith walk and how we can utilize 21st century strategic tools to becoming an innovative leader.
CEO/Chief Editor of THE HUB Magazine
In a time and age where "Leaders" only lead where it’s convenient, safe and gainful. Bishop Porter has exemplified transformational leadership not only where it is safe, but also in the jungles of Africa, here in Uganda, we read this book while watching Dr. Porter's life on every visit. For those that really want to walk the walk - this is a must read.
Mukono Prayer Palace Church International
I am greatly impressed with the leadership and style of Dr. Tecoy Porter. After watching him lead his church family back from the brink, by first trusting in the God he preaches about, remaining positive in the face of what seemed to be insurmountable odds, and leading with vision and conviction, I support and endorse this work and encourage all leaders, no matter their role, to read. Dr. Porter has through his own walk in the ministry produced a product that will both encourage and empower the reader not only to get up but to also see the possibilities and potentials that our God has for them and their ministry. I applaud Dr. Porter and thank him for his unselfish work and heart to reach out and help others in the ministry.
REV DARYLL B. HEATH
Pastor, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Sacramento, CA
Moderator of the Northern District Baptist Association, Inc.
Dr. Tecoy Porter is a positive, and encouraging Pastor who has a humble and sincere heart. It has been my pleasure to work alongside Dr. Porter in unifying the Body of Christ in the Sacramento Region by bringing ethnic diversity and denominational streams together. A harvest of wealth may be gleaned from the tools and strategies outlined in his book, “Faith to Innovate” as the reader understands and applies biblical principles that lead to innovative leadership. If you are searching for authentic transformation in your leadership, I highly recommend this book.
Lead Pastor, Impact Church, Roseville, CA
Founder, City Pastors Fellowship
It’s impossible to have the right answers if we keep asking the wrong questions. Dr. Porter understands this well. In a culture and church that is changing constantly, we must each learn to be futurists. The sage on the stage is dying, but the coaching leader is rising to nurture the next way of world changers. This ground-breaking book will blast you out of a stagnant past into a vibrant future.
The Rock of Roseville, Roseville, CA
Dr. Tecoy Porter is a leader of leaders! His knowledge and stories of the benefits of and challenges in leadership development are genuine. His ability to peel back the layers creates a level of vulnerability to which anyone can relate. He translates his experiences of leading the church and gives the reader an in-depth account that is thought-provoking and promotes self-reflection. His live presentations are no different than the words on the page; it's raw footage. If you want to innovate, read a book to which you can relate. "Faith to Innovate" IS the book.
DR JANICE (JAI') ARMSTRONG
CEO, LiHK Consulting, LLC
Executive Leadership Coaching, Training, and Organizational Development
"Discover what you LiHK (like); Become who you Love"
This book is an excellent piece on innovative leadership. The reader will be challenged to change old ways of thinking and believing and he will be given tools to make a difference in the organization or ministry in which he serves. I have appreciated knowing and watching Dr. Tecoy Porter in his leadership of Genesis Church as well as his leadership in the Sacramento region. He has lived and continues to live out what he teaches in this timely piece that will be helpful to all who desire to better their leadership skills.
Director of Church Relations
William Jessup University