- Quitting Was Not An Option: A Journey of Perseverance & Resilience
- Stop Trying to Fit Into Places You Have Outgrown
- Cultural Competence: The Art of Understanding
- You Are Stronger Than You Realize
- Steps to Becoming More Resilient
- Pursuing Your Purpose
- Ignite Your Passion
- The New Paradigm of Urban Education
Reverend Dr. John E. Gray is a lifelong learner, having earned a Doctorate of Education degree, a Masters of Education degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a certification in African-American Studies.
Dr. Gray proudly stands at the forefront of educational progress. As an administrator in higher education and with experience as both a teacher and an administrator, he advocates for change on a national level.
As a motivational speaker he impacts thousands across the nation with his passionate and dynamic presentations.
As an author, Dr. Gray speaks to anyone who faces challenging life experiences and yet refuses to be broken by circumstances. He works with you to develop your coping mechanisms and personal resilience
He is proof that, when faced with extreme odds and obstacles, the power of the human spirit can endure and transcend adversity.
Dr. Gray believes we all possess the power to transform our tragedies into triumph.
In his youth, Dr. John E. Gray suffered the tragic death of his mother by breast cancer. This began a journey in which his childhood was torn away from him. He found himself in the midst of abuse at the hands of those who were supposed to protect him.
Yet in this darkness, he held on to a promise he made his mother the last time he saw her alive, to “be good.” Dr. Gray is determined to “be good” in each of his endeavors.
Dr. Gray believes we all possess the power to transform our tragedies into triumph. Having lived through a childhood of loss, heartbreak, and isolation and achieving marked success by earning a doctorate degree and serving as a Pastor and a professor, he clings to promise and empowers others to find it within themselves to succeed and realize personal greatness.
His story is for anyone who refuses to be broken by circumstances, and instead chooses to live with an unbreakable spirit. Through sheer determination, strength, and resilience he overcame the unimaginable and now seeks to embolden others to live a vivacious and purpose-filled life.