Torrey Bates
Executive Director

Torrey Bates is the executive director of For The Kingdom Inc. Torrey stead his life at eighteen years old to serve God in whatever way he could. Through his humanitarian efforts, he’s been used to empower thousands of academically and socially-impaired boys and girls to become who they are meant to be despite the circumstances of their life so far. This endeavour has assisted young people with obtaining free college educations and the life skills necessary for a purposeful life.

Torrey is an ordained minister and spent three years as a scholarship athlete for Carver Bible College’s basketball team, where he also received his Bachelor of Arts of arts degree in Bible and Theology. Torrey spends his time today with his family and also serves as a member of Leadership Foundations Global Youth Initiative. Torrey is responsible for leading sports camps and clinics and supporting LF network’s emerging leaders around the world that focus on blending sports, literacy, mentoring and God’s love.

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Matthew Marseille
Director of Camps

Matthew Marseille is an entrepreneur, educator and writer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. After a series of knee injuries halted his professional basketball dreams, Matthew graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. During graduate school Matthew worked as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach before pursuing a career in education. While he values the lessons learned and taught on the court, Matthew’s truest passion is to educate, challenge and advance minority communities. Now part of the Memphis community for two years, he is tasked with seeing this city maximize its potential, starting with young adults. Matthew’s experience in collegiate coaching, classroom teaching and camp administration equips him to contribute to FTK’s Camp Memphis in fitness, leadership development and organization.

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Joy Marseille
Assistant Director of Camps

Joy Marseille is an educator, writer and artist hailing from Central Florida. She spent her early adult years living in various cities, from Washington D.C. to San Jose, California, experiencing vibrant and diverse communities across the nation. Upon moving to Memphis two years ago, she fell in love with the rich culture and uncultivated talent here. Joy’s experience ranges from the classroom to non-profit administration, but her true passion is for her people. As a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Education (Human Development), Joy sees empowering young black people as a part of her life’s mission. She seeks to do this through education in cultural history, personal ancestry and exploring one’s own emotional and mental health. Joy met her husband, Matthew, working at a camp similar to FTK’s Camp Memphis and is excited to work with him again to make Camp Memphis THE premiere camp in the region.

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Deontae Walker
Director of Engagement and Outreach

Deontae Walker approaches all that he does with a passion to serve others and create positive change. Born in Atlanta, GA, he began his ministry work in East Atlanta in 2009 where he worked as a community coach and mentor for numerous recreation, middle school and high school teams. He is committed to building long lasting relationships with those he works with while teaching, motivating and supporting each on their paths to success despite their current circumstances.

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