A Compton, California native, Marcus Goodie Goodloe, Ph.D. serves as Teaching Pastor at Parkcrest Church (Long Beach, CA), and travels around the country mentoring students and educators, business professionals, athletes and entertainers, and faith communities on a range of issues including culture and interpersonal relationships, leadership, team and synergy, character formation, and faith. Goodie serves as an active volunteer at Wave Church, Los Angeles, and is part of the speaking team for Wave Church ( all campuses) under the leadership of Pastors Steve and Sharon Kelly. He is the author of the book, KingMaker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers (2015). In 2016, Dallas Baptist University established the Marcus Goodie Goodloe Scholarship in his honor.Goodie and his wife of twenty years, Lucy, live in the Los Angeles area and have two children, Hannah Marie (age 15) and Joshua C.H. (age 13).