Colin Pinkney

 
A solution-minded action-oriented leader, on a mission to inform leaders to inspire others for impact locally and around the world!

Colin Pinkney is the consummate community leader and a whole hearted champion of healthy marriage and family values in the African American community. He is a native of Fayetteville, NC and has lived in the Charlotte NC since 1995, serving as a business manager, business owner, co-Pastor, community organizer, and advocate for urban causes. He served as the Executive Director of The Urban Restoration Incorporated from 2004 -2013. In April of 2013 he was hired as the Executive Director of The Harvest Center of Charlotte charged with the task of leading this landmark organization to greater levels of impact in the coming millennium. He also serves a volunteer Chaplain for the NBA Charlotte Hornets.

In addition to his local community leadership, he serves as a certified trainer with The National Center for Fathering based in Kansas City MO. His name is synonymous with various fathering initiatives throughout Charlotte as he has volunteered his time to serve as Chairman for the Father Daughter summit (2006,08,09) and Chairman of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Fatherhood Town Hall Meeting in 2008. He is a sought out speaker for issues related to fathering and parenting on radio, TV, print media and in conferences and has trained and empowered over 3,000 men since 2006 to be better fathers and community leaders.

In 2009 he formed the Young Male Book Club at Olympic High School to encourage minority at risk males to stay in school. As of 2012, the program has served 120 students with a 100% high school graduation rate. In 2011 Colin volunteered his time, once again, to serve as the Project Manager for the Men Who Care Global initiative in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department which was responsible for providing a safe and event free July 4th celebration in uptown Charlotte. In 2011, Mayor Anthony Foxx recognized Mr. Pinkney as one of the top 20 mentors in Charlotte.

In 2012, Governor Bev Perdue honored Colin with a Governor’s Medallion for Excellence in Mentoring. That same year Colin founded and chaired the Amazing Love Father Daughter Experience, designed to celebrate the unique value that healthy father daughter relationships are to our community. Later that year he was honored by the Owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and NBA Legend, Michael Jordan with the Cats Care Community Hero Award for his work in the community to mentor fatherless young men.

He is a skilled executive leadership and life coach and has personally counselled 3 dozen troubled marriages over the past four years, helping to restore a biblical and healthy foundation to couples in crisis.

Colin brings to the community a God-given passion for restoration and healing of marriage and family, particularly fathers in the urban community. He and His wife Terry have been married for 18 years and they have 6 children; 4 daughters and 2 sons.