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In 2016, Marcus launched the Hope Leadership Academy, which is the flagship program of Stronger Than My Father. The Hope Leadership Academy (HLA) is a Christian afterschool program preparing kindergarten through fifth grade students to succeed in life by providing academic assistance, access to technology, character development and spiritual enrichment through critical formative years. HLA provides afterschool services to a diverse group of over 70 students who attend school and reside in the local Antioch, TN community.


In the summer of 2018, Marcus re-launched his ‘Moms with Purpose’ program. The program’s goal is to provide various levels of support to the Mothers of HLA program participants and the local Nashville community as well. The mission of Moms with Purpose is to create strong parents who will build loving households and teach their children to love God. 

Marcus and his lovely wife LaToya reside in Antioch, TMarcus is a Nashville native, who graduated from Whites Creek High School. He earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. Marcus and his lovely wife LaToya reside in Antioch, Tennessee and are the proud parents of two handsome sons.ennessee and are the proud parents of two handsome sons.

Speaking Engagements

As a passionate and exhilarating speaker, Marcus Meneese delivers an energized message to youth or adults to help them reach their God given purpose. He shares his own life experiences and knowledge to help others think about how to live out their dreams.

With persistence and determination in his academic life, Marcus wants to encourage people by letting them know, “you can make it, “as he spoke to a group of teens at the Omni hotel for a youth summit.

On Marcus’ Podcast, "Stronger Than My Father", he talks about different issues regarding fatherless children, suicide, education, fatherhood, police brutality, and other relevant issues in our country. He wants to bring consciousness and support to the community.

Marcus has a heart to help people from youth to old. Utilizing powerful delivery and freshly emerging insights Marcus’ customized presentation will teach, inspire, and engage your audience to new levels of accomplishment.

If you are interested in having Marcus speak at your event, please email Marcus at

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