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Ep 17: Celebrating Black Fatherhood


Special Episode: Celebrating Black Fatherhood

It's Juneteenth, and as we celebrate our black heritage, we also begin the celebration of fatherhood with the start of Father's Day weekend. In this episode, we invited some dope black men to join us and talk about what fatherhood means to them and the importance of being a present father. Our special guests, Rodney Paylor and Reverand Mark Gibson share their personal fatherhood triumphs.

Rodney's fatherhood journey has taken him from teen dad to single father of two boys, all while navigating building a successful office supply service. His fatherhood journey would later include him having a third son where he co-parented for many years and now is full-time Dad to his teenage son.


He has always been passionate about health and wellness and now works in that passion as a well-known personal trainer that specializes in sports training and training those recovering from injury.

Affectionally called, Pastor Mark, Rev. Gibson has distinguished himself as a passionate and anointed preacher and teacher, with a sincere desire to teach God’s word to the lost, hungry, and distraught.


Born and educated in Washington, DC, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC; a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania; a Masters of Divinity from the Shaw University School of Divinity and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership at Campbell University.


He is passionate about serving the community and is involved in several community organizations in the greater Raleigh area. He is married to the lovely Lady Margo Rice Gibson and the proud father of four sons and one daughter.


You won't want to miss this episode full of wisdom and gems from the man's point of view!


Stay safe, and see you in two weeks!


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Rodney Paylor


Instagram: @rodneypaylor


Rev. Mark Gibson


Redeeming Love Missionary Baptist Church - www.redeeminglove.com


Facebook: @pastormark.gibson | Instagram: @eldermarkgibson


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