CITY DIVE, INC.
Founder of City Dive Inc.
Apostle Terrell serves as visionary of the Life Center International in Charlotte, NC where he brings more than 30 years of corporate, community and ministry experience. During this time, Apostle Terrell faithfully served his spiritual father, the late Bishop Eddie Long as an elder at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, and Senior Pastor of New Birth-Charlotte. Through God’s elevation to a greater call in His Kingdom, he established Life Center International, a ministry focused on the renewal and reformation of the Body of Christ.
With a ministry seated in suburban Charlotte, Apostle Terrell also exemplifies his great love and compassion for the inner city of Charlotte through the establishment of City Dive, Inc., a 501c (3) organization whose mission is to engage, equip and empower families to radically transform and sustain their lives and communities. He planted his first church City Dive Outreach Center, which was birthed due to the significance of City Dive Inc.
Apostle is a Council member of the Rebuilders Project (formerly known as Statesmen’s Project), an international movement centered in the utilization of practical biblical principles and models that solve specific community and national problems. As a Rebuilder he oversees its African American Alliance and serves as leadership for the International Community Action Council team. He’s also a member of the Executive Council for the United States Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (USCAL) which is a consortium of global apostolic leadership whose focus is to advance the Kingdom of God more rapidly and effectively. He is the Executive Council to the Global Apostolic Alliance, which provides leadership for numerous apostolic leaders. Terrell’s oversight capacity also provides leadership for the E2C Alliance and the Apostolic and Prophetic Global Coaliton as its Convener. Locally Apostle Terrell facilitates the Charlotte Police Chief and a City Commissioner’s Joint Roundtable for better Policing for Mecklenburg County and he is also a member of the Executive team for the African American Faith Alliance for Educational Advancement, an initiative focused on the academic enhancement of students in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system.
Terrell is the Founder of the OCCUPY Movement and the Apostolic LEADERS Series (ALS). OCCUPY serves the body of Christ into the understanding and activation of New Testament patterns. Annually the OCCUPY Movement serves the body of Christ, their leaders, their teams and congregation in a training and equipping setting, where many leave transformed and empowered with greater understanding personally and corporately as to what it means to OCCUPY until He (Jesus) returns. ALS is a weekly gathering of Church and Ministry Network Overseers in which Apostle Terrell aids them in establishing more effective strategies for church and cultural transformation.
He is called as a reformer in the body of Christ with passion to see the Kingdom order of God restored back to its original purpose in the earth. This, he believes, shall come to pass through the execution of New Testament Apostolic Ministry and Houses.
“To see the church aligned to the purposes and focuses of our Lord and His Christ is what will cause the kingdoms of this world to encounter and be influenced by our Lord”.
Apostle Terrell, a native of Granite Falls, NC and graduate of Appalachian State University, is a devoted husband of over 30 years to his wife Susan. Together they are the proud parents of two sons, Samuel and Johnathan who are also active in leadership capacities at Life Center International.
Hamani R. Fisher
City Dive Inc. | President
Hamani Fisher, a native of Queens, New York, has been proud to call Huntersville his home since 2005. His passion to assist people in achieving their best, educationally and in life, was exemplified in is home. His mother retired after serving 25 years as the Queens Resource Area 8 Director for the Children Services Division of Child Care/Head Start Resources. His father served as an Early Childhood Consultant for the New York City Health Department/Mental Hygiene before retiring and is now in his 33rd year of teaching in the Education Department of Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Upon graduating from Morehouse College Hamani began his own work with youth. First as a case manager for repeat juvenile offenders with the Juvenile Justice Sanctioned Program, Project Destiny of Atlanta, GA, followed by serving as the Independent Living Coordinator for 13 & 14-year-old foster teens with the Department of Family and Children Services. As the Independent Living Coordinator, Hamani advocated for children through the courts and the community, developed and delivered workshops for parents, as well as education and life skill programs for foster teens.
Hamani then moved to the metropolitan Charlotte area where he began as the Director of Student Ministries at New Birth-Charlotte, a ministry dedicated to children in grades K-12 and their families. Hamani took a holistic approach, building collaborative working relationships with town and county officials, civic groups, and members of the community to provide resources to students and parents to guide students to achieve their highest potential.
Currently, Hamani serves as the Pastor of Life Center International Ministries and President of City Dive Inc, a 501c3 outreach organization. He continues to work with City and County officials, industry partners, civic groups, and the community to develop and deliver intervention solutions for children and residents of Charlotte and surrounding communities.
Hamani and his wife, Kendria have been married 25 years and have three sons, Joshua, Jaden and Jonavon, who have grown up in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Jimmy L. Scott
City Dive Inc. | Senior V.P. of Community Engagement & Corporate Partnerships
Jimmy serves as the Senior VP of Community Engagement & Corporate Partnerships for City Dive Inc. where he brings over 20 plus years of winning experience working in the Charlotte community impacting change in the lives of local youth, families & communities.
During this time Jimmy was employed and faithfully served the YMCA of Greater Charlotte to impact the lives of community families as well as to build and cultivate strong relationships throughout the city with both business & faith organizations in effort to bring unity throughout the city of Charlotte in collaboration with the YMCA’s mission.
As a standout college and semi-professional athlete Jimmy developed extremely strong internal traits like determination, commitment to excellence, funnel vision, laser focus and a passion that burns bright to being "the absolute best". This became a part of his DNA and led to 20 plus years of instilling these traits into high school aged athletes through coaching high school sports and community mentoring programs. He also possesses an extremely strong drive and commitment to building strong men in our communities. The foundation of his passion and drive is an extremely strong relationship with and love for, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ .
Aided by the vision and leadership of Terrell Murphy, Jimmy strides to be a major catalyst that puts Christ in the center of the hearts of individuals, families and communities that will impact family renewal and real generational change.
Jimmy is a native of Granite Falls NC. He and wife, Gerri currently reside in Charlotte. He is Founder of community groups Positive Mind Body & Spirit, Leaders & Positive Role Models and Young Leaders & Positive Role Models.
Monica Little – Director of City Dive V.T.E.C.
Aapri Washington – Co-Navigator, City Dive V.T.E.C.
April Coleman – Team Lead of Research & Grant Management
Kendria Fisher – Director of Event & Community Outreach
John Dorsey – Team Lead, Event & Community Outreach
Sheila Durden – Director of Marketing
Lamont Wright – Director of Organizational Inventory & Donations
Dennis Graham – Team Lead, Organizational Information Technology
Linda Hall – Team Lead, ARK Community Learning Initiative
Advisory Board of Directors
Dr. James Pughsley
Dr. Melvin Douglas
Dr. Dennis Williams
Dr. Allen Smith