OUR MISSION BOARD
The staff and Board of Directors are keeping faith with the founder of the Mission by providing help to the needy and sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all those who come through its doors.
1st row (Left to Right) – John Ott, Ellen Cole, Dr. Tom Cook (Immediate Past Chairman) , Jimmy Kerr, Greg Rollins III,
2nd row – David Ingle (Chairman), Michael Whitfield, Bill Moody, John Pardee, Chris Dugan, Graham Eubank
Back Row- Andy Shook, Mikell Thaxton, Alex Shortridge
Not Pictured- Dan David, David Garner (Emeritus), Johnny Stuhr (Emeritus)
THE REV. DR. MARION PLATT
Reverend Dr. Marion Platt is the sixth Executive Director and Pastor of Star Gospel Mission’s 117 year history. A native of Charleston, Marion served two enlistments as a U.S. Army infantryman before embarking on a nineteen-year ministry with The Salvation Army. He has held executive, academic, and pastoral roles in several cities across the South; he earned his doctoral degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville) and is a sought-after lecturer, evangelist, and revivalist. Marion has been a Rotarian for sixteen years, is Vice-President of the Southern Organization for Human Services, and serves on the Faith-Based Advisory Council of the International African American Museum in Charleston.
“Pastor Marion” is father to Dina, Josh, & Zion, husband to Ev, and neighbor to everyone. When he isn’t serving others, he can be found fishing with his grandfather, running long distances in the sun, or quietly listening to jazz music. Feel free to write to him at email@example.com.