Hope For Harvest serves as beacon of community advancement for families in the city of Charlotte North Carolina with roots expanding over 40 years. Hope For Harvest first began its start as week-long fundraiser as an effort to fund and continue the services provided by Community Outreach Christian Ministries & The Harvest Kitchen after the passing of our founder’s mother, Pastor Barbara Brewton whom founded COCM. Pastor Barbara Brewton was responsible for feeding over 100,000 families throughout the city of Charlotte, leaving an incredible trail of Hope that still lives on today.
Driven by her late mother’s philanthropic efforts and passion for the helping underserved youth, Catherine Brewton officially founded Hope For Harvest in 2016. Hope For Harvest uses cultural influences and charitable resources to provide essential living items and services for Charlotte’s underserved youth, while providing an escape through music, dance and life development programs. Our recently re-dedicated youth center, the Barbara Brewton Hope For Harvest Youth Center, provides free services including after-school programs, tutorial services, nutritional guidance and performing arts programs for the youth in the community.
Catherine Brewton, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is the founder of Hope For Harvest. In her integral role at BMI, Ms. Brewton manages and cultivates relationships with a myriad of songwriters and composers throughout the Atlanta region and on a national level as well. With these relationships she has managed to keep her mother’s vastly enriched legacy alive. Ms. Brewton joined BMI from her position as Executive Director of the Recording Academy (NARAS). She opened BMI’s Atlanta office in 1997 while working as Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, and was promoted to Senior Director in 1999; named Assistant Vice President in 2002; and Vice President in 2005.
As one of urban music’s leading executives, Ms. Brewton has an ear for current trends as well as an appreciation of legacy artists and is a trusted advocate for urban music’s thriving creative community. She and her staff create and participate in educational, networking and showcase events specifically designed to inform and elevate up-and-coming and established songwriters alike. Ms. Brewton leads many of BMI’s marquee annual events, including the BMI Urban Music Awards, the Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon, installments of BMI’s popular “How I Wrote That Song” panel series focusing on Grammy-nominated songwriters and producers, and BMI’s annual Unsigned Urban Showcase. As a mentor, Ms. Brewton also develops the next generation of music executives at BMI and has helped to develop a skilled and passionate staff.
In addition to her significant role at BMI, Ms. Brewton is highly invested in global market
philanthropic advancements. She spends dedicated time serving on boards, including NARAS, Women Executives of America, BESLA (Black Entertainment Sports Lawyer Association), SAGMA (Stellar Awards Gospel Music Association) and the Atlanta Songwriters Association, and is on the boards of the Dallas Austin Foundation, SAGMA, and Harvest Kitchen. Most recently, Ebony magazine featured her in its “Power 100” issue. Ms. Brewton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from ShawUniversity in Raleigh, NC.
In his position at the performing rights organization, Malloy plays an integral role in signing and fostering the growth of some of the top songwriters and producers in the R&B, hip-hop and gospel genres, including A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Benny Blanco, Alex Da Kid, Claude Kelly, Donald Lawrence, Kierra Sheard and Makeba Riddick.
He also oversees creative programs aimed at educating and supporting songwriter activities, including showcases, workshops, panels and seminars in Los Angeles and throughout the U.S.
Malloy continues to expand his credits serving as co-producer of BMI’s annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards, which has aired on GMC (Gospel Music Channel). The award show, now titled BMI Trailblazer’s of Gospel Music Honors will air on TV One, February 19, 2016. Wardell is also executive producer of the 2013 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live project, released on eOne Music, a first by any performing rights organization.
Malloy joined BMI’s Writer/Publisher Relations department, as Associate Director, in 2002 from Universal, where he was an A&R Manager responsible for scouting writers and producers for album projects, as well as for assisting with the administration and creative aspects of album production.
Prior to Universal, he was Fashion Assistant at Source magazine. Malloy is an active board member of COCM/Harvest of Hope as well as The Kids League and was previously a member of The Recording Academy Board of Governors. Most recently, he obtained his DJ Certification from the Scratch DJ Academy. Malloy attended the Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Advertising and Marketing.
Terrell Jones can make anyone look good, but more than anything else, he wants to make you FEEL good. Terrell proudly proclaims that he works “from the inside out.”
A man who exudes positivity, gratitude, and an enthusiasm for life, he is the perfect example of someone who follows his passion, is true to himself, and always ends up exactly where he needs to be. When browsing through his Instagram page, one can’t help but notice a frequent hashtag underneath his collection of photos: #beyondblessed.
Born and raised in East Harlem, his career began when he worked as an assistant to Mary J. Blige’s stylist at the time. While styling Mary, Terrell became increasingly aware of his true passion for fashion. Anxious to take the next step toward his dreams, Terrell walked through the doors of the Italian luxury fashion design house, Iceberg, hoping to land a receptionist position, and walked out a hired fit model. During his interview, a buyer picked up on his unique and impeccable style, and asked him to try on a few outfits. Terrell confidently rearranged the outfits to his liking, and blew them all away.
During his time at Iceberg, Terrell styled collections for buyers, worked as a fit model, and eventually landed as the PR and Marketing Director. He made several trips per year to Milan, collaborated with big names like David LaChapelle, and began dressing top celebrities such as Timbaland, P. Diddy, Danity Kane, Sean Paul, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Zoe Saldana.
Nicknamed “Relish” by one of his mentors, Terrell counts Tom Ford, Dennis Basso and the House of Missoni among his favorite designers.
Terrell currently resides in New Jersey, right outside of New York City. He is enjoying every minute making others feel good, and is excited to see where life is taking him next. He wants you to know that you can live the life of your dreams too if you possess two simple, yet incredibly powerful qualities: Faith and Drive
Anthony Murray is building a 3D-Church, one that is multi generational, multi-cultural, and futuristic. The 3D-Church is relevant to the times and activities going on the world today.
“Today’s generation crosses racial lines, age, class and sexual orientation. God’s Word is for everyone. God is pouring His spirit on all people… I believe God has called me to a generation of people who are not weak-minded Christians but Christians with a take-over mentality… We have one Great Commission which is to win souls and make disciples of Jesus Christ. “–Anthony Murray
While a Youth Pastor God called him to create Club VFL, one of the fastest growing and largest youth ministries in Atlanta GA. In 2006, he and his wife Christina started Oasis Family Life Church. He now oversees one of the fastest growing churches in Paulding County Ga.
Anthony Murray has a philanthropist’s spirit. He trusts in the good works of charities and considers giving with one’s finances, gifts, time and talents, the most effective avenue of proving our belief and trust in God. He supports both local and global organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Compassion International and more. His philosophy is “God is into People who are into People”
Anthony Murray, wife Christina Murray, and their two daughters, currently reside in the Metro Atlanta Area.
Eric Kimble recently retired from a 28 year IT Engineering career. He spent the past 14 years designing, developing and managing a portfolio of software solutions for the Wholesale Bank at Wells Fargo. Prior to that he was an IT Consultant for IBM. Eric is a native of Clayton New Mexico and graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Economics.
He is currently the CFO of a family owned beef ranching business located in northeastern New Mexico. In 2019 he started a property development/management company in Charlotte with 2 partners and is rehabbing a commercial property in the Historic West End of Charlotte North Carolina.
Eric, a resident of Charlotte since 2005 has spent his adult life active in organizations that support at risk youth. In New Mexico he was a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region (Las Cruces, NM) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM). Currently he is a volunteer for Time Out Youth (TOY) and has been a part of the TOY Home Host program. He is also a Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) society member. Both of these organizations serve the Charlotte area. He is very excited to be a part of the Hope For Harvest Organization.
John-Paul Moore (JP) is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of JP Designs Art, one of the fastest rising creative firms in the country. With a sharp conceptual eye and a flair for dynamic visual communication, Moore built JP Designs Art into a full service company in less than a decade. The company offers web design, logos, branding, illustration, photography, videography, CD packaging, apparel, book covers, and other tools essential to cutting edge brand marketing in the digital age.
A preacher’s kid and native of San Diego, California, Moore began his career in retail merchandising, where his creativity and marketing savvy earned him the post of Marketing Manager for internationally renowned apparel brand IZOD. There he designed interior marketing and campaigns for more than 130 IZOD stores across the globe.
During his 7 year career helping IZOD earn record breaking profits, Moore’s passion for design increased. He continued to elevate his expertise with ongoing training in emerging digital design technologies, and soon began offering his services to clients on a freelance basis. Moore officially launched JP Designs Art full-time in December 2010. JP Designs Art now employs over 7 team members consisting of a Operations Team, Creative Strategists, Web Developers and Assistant Designers.
Based in Atlanta, through JP Designs Art, Moore has brought a unique visual signature to events and campaigns for performance rights organization BMI; Atlanta’s prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change; the late Whitney Houston’s WhitNip, Inc.; RCA Inspiration; Plastiq Magazine; The Legacy of Munroe Global Brands and R&B vocalists Ledisi, Tamar Braxton and Monifah, among others. JP Designs Art is proud of its niche within the gospel market, creating imaging not only for church organizations like All Nations Worship Assembly and One Church LA, but also for such renowned performers as Donald Lawrence, The Late Legendary Daryl Coley, Erica Campbell, Anita Wilson, Isaac Carree and others.
Moore’s portfolio also includes work for non-profit organizations; in fact, Moore — who mentors other graphic designers through internships and virtual tutorials — has launched WorkHop ATL, a platform where entrepreneurs and mobile professionals gather to rebuild, recharge, and refine their professional and personal goals effectively. Moore has also partnered with Hope For Harvest, a Charlotte-based non-profit organization and The Dr. Brandon Rogers Memorial Foundation, based in Portsmouth, Virginia to provide branding and marketing materials to support their philanthropic endeavors pro bono. Moore also volunteers at Hawthorne Elementary School throughout the year creating fun learning environments for the students in their Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports Program.
Moore is the recipient of the 2016 Healthy Image of Manhood Award presented by Aaron Follins & The Ovation Foundation, Inc., and most recently received the 2019 Vision Community Foundation Architect of Brand Development Excellence Award.
A devoted husband and committed international traveler, Moore’s motto for 2019 is “Create Without Limits.”
Roland E. Jack was born and raised in Houston, TX where he attended High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In 1999 Mr. Jack moved to New Orleans, LA to attend Dillard University where he obtained a degree in music business. In 2002 Mr. Jack was hired as the youngest contract administrator for the Essence Music and Jazz and Heritage Festivals. After teaching at his Alma Mater and working for two of the biggest music festivals in New Orleans, Roland branched out and Co-founded his own management company, Safe Haven Management, a boutique management firm where he represented artists such as Ted Winn and Daryl Coley, and where he currently represents Lisa Knowles-Smith, Anita Wilson, and Ledisi.
In addition to managing artists, Roland prioritizes mentorship and philanthropy by hosting “Roland’s Round Table,” “Chat and Chew,” and “Management That Matters,” a series of educational events hosted around the nation intended to both educate and inspire upcoming vocal and performing artists as well as those working behind the scenes to ensure artist success.
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Nicole Tuck is a loving mother, cultural enthusiast, social activist, and educator. Her philanthropic endeavors reach far into the depths of her heart. She spends a tremendous amount of her time dedicated to the betterment and livelihood of at risk youth and community evolvement. Nicole is thrilled to serve on the Board of Directors of the Hope For Harvest Organization.
Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, Thornton knew that he wanted to be part of the entertainment business at age 10, and by the time he was 12, his fascination with radio landed him an internship at WOWI-FM, a local radio station. Three years later, at only 15, Thornton became an intern and rising star at Arista Records, working with Notorious BIG, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin to name a few.
Thornton didn’t stop there. As a marketing major at Norfolk State University a few years later, he and a fellow student wrote a 40-page proposal to the school’s president to have the college radio station, WNSB, Hot 91.1—which could be heard all over Virginia—switched from all jazz rotation, to a hip-hop and R&B format. The president loved the idea and Phil went on to become 91.1’s student music director, turning the station into an overnight sensation that rivaled other Virginia FM stations, and attracted celebrity guest hosts like Diddy, and at the time, up-and-coming artists like Pharrell Williams.
After graduating in 2003 and moving to New York City, Thornton started his first company, Bright Star Entertainment, an artist management/consultant firm where he represented artists such as Bad Boy Records’ Grammy award-winning group 112 and singer Lil’ Mo. In 2007, Phil settled in Los Angeles and partnered with Marcus Spence and Paul Coy Allen to form the successful Ten2One Entertainment, a multimedia, television production, artist management conglomerate.
Overseeing the artist management side of the company, Thornton has guided the careers of Faith Evans, Michelle Williams, Kenny Lattimore, and Mack Wilds. He was also responsible for launching TV One hits including “LisaRaye: The Real McCoy”, which set ratings records at TV One, and “I Married A Baller,” starring former NFL running back Eddie George and his wife Taj, of the multi-platinum recording group SWV. Thornton now serves as executive producer of TV One’s hit show “R&B Divas Atlanta,” which has included cast members such as Faith Evans, KeKe Wyatt, Monifah Carter, and Syleena Johnson, as well as its wildly popular spin-off “R&B Divas L.A.,” which has featured Kelly Price, Michel’le, Chante Moore, Lil’ Mo, Chrisette Michelle, and Claudette Ortiz. Ten2One just recently inked a partnership deal with “R&B Divas” collaborators ThinkFactory Media to create more original content.
But that’s not all. In addition to running Ten2One, Thornton serves as Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational at eOne Music, where he oversees Gospel, Christian, and R&B artists such as Erica Campbell, Michelle Williams, Shirley Caesar, Jonathan McReynolds, Lalah Hathaway, and Tweet. The company recently launched BET’s new hit show, “It’s a Mann’s World,” starring David and Tamela Mann, for which Thornton is an executive producer.
Thornton also runs Phillionaire Worldwide Publishing/Beat Syndicate Company, his publishing arm that has co-written and produced records for a several artists including Eminem’s single ft. Bruno Mars “Lighters,” which garnered two BMI Awards for the Most Played Pop & Urban Records of 2011.
More than anything, Thornton feels it is God who keeps him motivated and fearless. “Ever since I stepped on this earth I believe my steps have truly been ordered for me,” he says. “There’s no other way for me to put it. I’m fearless because I know that I’ve got God on my side. That’s why I continue to walk in faith and believe that He’s giving me the foresight and the vision so that I’m never afraid.”