Praise For Faith To Innovate
In every role I've played, whether as a point guard in the NBA or as Mayor of California's capital city, my goal has always been to help others pursue excellence. I have witnessed Dr. Tecoy Porter, a rising star in our city; exhibit this same passion in both his words and deeds. I highly recommend his book, Faith to Innovate, as a must read for anyone desiring to do the same.
Mayor, City of Sacramento
Three-time NBA All Star
A successful coach is one who can assess the opposition, make key adjustments and incorporate those modifications into a winning strategy for his team. This formula for achievement is exactly what Dr. Tecoy Porter so clearly defines in his insightful new book, Faith to Innovate. Drawing from personal experiences and focused research, Dr. Porter demonstrates how an effective leader uses faith as the driving force in adapting essential new strategies. I encourage all leaders to read this book thoroughly and use it as a resource as you coach your team to success.
DR. DAVE MARTIN
America’s #1 Christian Success Coach
Bestselling Author, Twelve Traits of the Greats
The rate of change in our world continues to accelerate. Those who are unwilling or unable to adapt will be left behind. Dr. Porter’s visionary book “Faith to Innovate” is a powerful tool to help leaders think through the changes that need to be made to accelerate their organization to not simply survive, but to thrive in the future.
DR. BRYCE JESSUP
William Jessup University
Dr. Tecoy Porter has struck a chord in his New Book - Faith To Innovate, that the Body of Christ needs to hear. Your feet will never walk where your mind has never been...therefore, it is extremely important to embrace the principles of out-of-the-box thinkers and trendsetters like Dr. Tecoy Porter. This books is a masterpiece and should be required reading for anyone in leadership.
DR. BEN TANKARD
Pastor Destiny Center Church
Recording Artist / Producer
To use an overused and yet still true adage that " the last words of a dying church are, we've never done it that way before" Sad but true in many of our churches that is the mantra as well as the mood. Over against that reality Dr. Porter dares to call the church to relevance by creative and courageous innovation. Employing not only scholarly data but biographical and transparent truth as well, Dr. Porter challenges us to more, higher and better, believing God deserves both and the times demand both. I am so glad that my friend and brother has given us this gift and challenge, I pray we receive and respond to them both.
BISHOP TIMOTHY J. CLARKE
First Church of God, Columbus OH
“Change the method but keep the message" is a familiar refrain in current church circles. This book nails that with the added oomph of faith - the yeast that makes the bread rise. Faith is the key ingredient that pleases God, but how you wield it makes the difference whether it is effective or not. Dr. Porter's visionary paradigm here raises your sights to a whole new level.
KEITH AND MARY HUDSON
Keith Hudson Ministries/Arise International
(Parents of pop star Katy Perry)
In over 25 years of successful business ownership, management and ministry, I have lived by the motto, "When God gives you a vision, He'll make the provision!" In his insightful book “Faith to Innovate”, Dr. Tecoy Porter shares how he too has learned how to live by this same axiom and breaks down the indispensable qualities of “faith” and “innovation” so others may do the same. This is certainly a must read for any practitioner of leadership desiring to learn, grow and maximize their potential!
DR. TERESA HAIRSTON
Founder/Publisher emeritus, Gospel Today Magazine
President, Gospel Heritage Foundation
Leaders are always focused on what’s next. Asking, “What is God doing now?” “How can we join?” “What is the "Aha!" we need to move us further?” In his newest book, “Faith to Innovate” Dr. Porter expertly answers these questions and more by providing innovative solutions for today’s leadership challenges. Leaders need fresh vision to produce a thriving future. In his book, Dr. Porter offers the tools and strategies needed to inspire just this, making "Faith to Innovate" a must read!
Bayside Churches/ Thriving Churches International
I have had the privilege to observe Dr. Tecoy Porter as a leader in our community for many years. We share a common bond having followed fathers who built a wonderful legacy of leadership and ministry. Tecoy is respected by his peers in our community and recognized as a leader. He provides a fresh perspective on leading through the current challenge of a rapidly changing culture. This book is a toolkit for leaders that will inspire and inform as we endeavor to leave a legacy of our own for those who follow. I respect Dr. Porter and value his friendship and contribution to the well-being of our community.
Capital Christian Center, Sacramento, CA
We are living in a transitional period as never before. Leadership as we know it has changed and is continuously changing. I’ve known Dr. Porter for years and found his book to be very insightful. As a pastor of over 40 years, I endorse this body of work to the fullest. Whoever purchases this book will have world of new insights and strategies.
DR. EPHRAIM WILLIAMS
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Campus, Sacramento, CA