Leadership

Photo: Marc T. Little

Marc Little, Executive Director

With over 16 years of management experience and earned relational capital, Little invested years building both the Los Angeles and Inglewood communities in the areas of business and economic development, civic engagement, policy, and education. He is a published author and has taken an active role in the Sanctity of Human Life community and charter school education.  These accomplishments are highlighted below.

Policy

Little serves as the chair of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (Urban C.U.R.E.) located in Washington, DC and founded by Star Parker.  CURE’s mission is to fight poverty and restore dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.

 

CURE accomplishes its mission by working in the media, on Capital Hill, and in poor communities, to promote social policy that protects unborn life and market-based public policy that transitions poor Americans from government dependency to economic independence.

Government Affairs & Civic Engagement

Faith-Based Engagement

For 16 years, Little led the Political Action Ministry (“PAM”) of Faithful Central Bible Church, Inglewood, California.  He co-founded the Interdenominational Action Network (“IAN”) which included West Angeles Church of God in Christ, City of Refuge, Crenshaw Cristian Center, Holman United Methodist Church and Citizens of Zion to sharing best practices around faith-based advocacy, and how to operate with current IRS Code restrictions on churches, including efforts to support or oppose state legislation related to religious liberty; the IAN is also focusing on human sex trafficking faith coalitions.  The IAN represents over 100,000 congregants throughout Southern California. Over the years, Little also participated with other associations across the nation, like Church United, Watchmen on the Wall, and California Family Council, to educate and inspire lead pastors to become civically engaged.

 

On behalf of Faithful Central Bible Church, Little was the director of Government Affairs and Community Relations. In this role, Little was the conduit to every Greater Los Angeles elected politician’s access to the church. He was also responsible for engaging elected officials to create and promote faith-based legislation. Little serves Faithful Central Bible Church as its General Counsel.

 

Little co-founded the Black Faith-Based Coalition to End Human Sex Trafficking.

Candidate for Inglewood Mayor

In the 2018 election cycle, Little expressed his desire for change in the corruption in the city of Inglewood leadership.   Determined to meet the needs of this community in his inaugural political campaign, Little delivered an aggressive campaign against the incumbent Inglewood Mayor backed in large part by Madison Square Garden, the owners of the Forum.  This local race garnered national support in the Wall Street Journal.

Business Development

From December 2000 to April 2012, as chief operating officer and general counsel, Little, on behalf of The Forum Enterprises, Inc., operated the Forum in Inglewood, California (former home of the Los Angeles Lakers) and employed over 500 staff, union laborers, and contractors on event nights.  The Forum Enterprises, Inc. preserved the iconic building scheduled for demolition.  Little later led his team of professionals in the sale of the Fabulous Forum to New York’s Madison Square Garden.  The sale resulted in a $120 million direct investment in Inglewood.  Madison Square Garden renovated the Forum, created hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs and retained the Inglewood icon as an entertainment venue for another generation.  This sale ushered in the return of the National Football League, the Rams and the Chargers to the Los Angeles basin.

 

Little was also a 12-year executive committee member and two-time past chair of the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce which includes the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA-LAX) and numerous small, medium and large businesses that round out the heart of the vibrant city.  Further, as president of Partners for Progress, Little held together the largest businesses (“Big 5”) and their interests in the city of Inglewood for 8 years before dissolution.

Economic Development

Little is the former chief executive officer of Champions for Progress, Inc., a non-profit economic development corporation and affiliate of Faithful Central Bible Church, serving low-to-moderate income families through real estate development, financial literacy, mental health, and social services.  Champions for Progress, Inc. successfully partnered with local lenders, nonprofits, the SBA, the city of Inglewood and local developers to accomplish its services which include 147 units of affordable housing in Inglewood,124 units of senior housing in Los Angeles and millions of dollars in commercial and real estate loans for minority-owned businesses through strategic banking partnerships.

Sanctity of Human Life

As an ordained pastor and provides pastoral leadership to No Longer Bound Abortion & Miscarriage Recovery Ministry, Inc., a 501(c)(3) providing a safe place for spiritual healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ to women and men who have been emotionally wounded by abortion and/or miscarriage. The No Longer Bound ministry is in partnership with multiple congregations throughout the United States.

 

Little is also passionate about empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices. To support this passion, Little serves as a trustee of Claris Health, a licensed medical pregnancy clinic, which offers STD and HIV testing and treatment, parenting classes, counseling and support but does not refer out or perform abortions.

Education

Little has been a licensed attorney in the State of California since 1994. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, his Juris Doctorate from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California and his Masters from Fuller Seminary in Christian Leadership.

Media

Published Author

Little is the author of Thomas Nelson’s / Westbow Press “The Prodigal Republican –  Faith and Politics.” The book focuses on returning to traditional family values and encourages the reader to vote based on biblical principles. The book, while chronicling the journey blacks made from voting as Republicans to Democrats, also focuses on rebuilding the family – from entitlement to prosperity – by focusing on core values.

Television, Radio and Print Commentator

Little is frequently called upon to appear on cable news, TV, print and radio as a pastor and a Republican Strategist.

OFFICERS

Star Parker, Officer

Star Parker, Officer

Star Parker is the president of CURE, (UrbanCure.org), and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators, and the author of several books including Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It.

 

CURE is a non-profit Policy Institute based in Washington DC that fights poverty to restore dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.

 

The vision of Cure is to preserve, promote and protect the principles of Christianity, the virtues of Capitalism and the rule of law in our Constitution. Our objective is to improve culture, reduce government dependency, and to build race relations.

Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier, Officer

Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier, Officer

Roosevelt Grier was born in 1932 in Cuthbert, Georgia, into a family of eleven brothers and sisters. He attended Penn State University where he was the track team captain as well as a college football All American. It was at Penn State that Rosey began his prominent membership of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. Rosey moved on to play professional football for the New York Giants (1955-1962) and the Los Angeles Rams (1963-1967).

 

Rosey has received countless honors and awards including: All-American both in high school and at Penn State University, named All-Pro with the New York Giants four times, five World Championship games, and prominent member of the most honored defensive line in the history of professional football – “The Fearsome Foursome.”

 

In addition to sports, Rosey has excelled in numerous fields, including public relations and the recording industry. Television viewers have seen him on numerous hit shows such as “The Smothers Brothers,” “Quincy,” and “The Bill Cosby Show.” Feature film credits include “ROOTS”, ‘SKYJACKED”, “IN COLD BLOOD”, and “CARTER’S ARMY”. Rosey, himself. is a best selling author whose titles include “Shooting Star,” “All American Heroes,” “Winning, Rosey: The Gentle Giant,” (his auto-biography), and “Needlepoint For Men.” In November of 1974, his needlepoint was featured on the cover of the renowned “Saturday Evening Post”.