Board of Directors

Proven Leaders

  Jim Crawford Jim Crawford is retired from AT&T and has been involved with the mission of PPI since 2008. He and his wife, Kathy, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. They live in North Augusta, S.C. where they are members of the Sweetwater Baptist Church where Jim serves as a deacon.
  Earl Butler Earl Butler retired from DuPont at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County, S.C. after almost 40 years of service and has been involved with the mission of PPI since 2007. He was a member of the church that brought this ministry to South Carolina and has been a close friend and supporter ever since. He and his wife, Helen, have two children and six grandchildren. They reside in North Augusta, S.C.
  Larry Holland Larry Holland is the pastor of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. He and his wife, Annette, have two children:  Breanna and Brayden. Pastor Holland has been very instrumental in launching the PPI ministry in Spartanburg County by hosting our first program at Bethesda Baptist Church and by helping us promote in the Spartanburg County School District and in many of the local churches.
  Bryan Moody Bryan Moody is the Director of Compliance at Radio Reconnaissance Technologies, Inc. (RRT) located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He retired in 2006 after serving for 22 years and 3 months in the United States Marine Corps. He is a graduate from Virginia Baptist College with a Masters in Theology and Ministry with a concentration in Biblical Counseling. He received his facilitator's license with the Parent Project® in 2014, and he is the drill instructor with PPI's Camp TEASPOT program. He and his wife, Brenda, reside in Virginia and have four children and twelve grandchildren and counting.
  Irene Dow Murphy Irene Dow Murphy is retired from the South Carolina Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union where she led efforts to build a ministry partnership with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She lives with her husband, Jim, in Greenwood, S.C. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. They are members of South Main Street Baptist Church where she serves as WMU Director, choir member, mission team member, and a Sunday School teacher. She enjoys servicing her Mary Kay customers and consultants after 23 years in the business.
  Maryann Burgess Maryann Burgess currently serves as Captain over the Juvenile Division for the City of Aiken, Department of Public Safety. She is a licensed facilitator for the Parent Project®, and is responsible for our ministry's acceptance by the law enforcement community and court system in the state of South Carolina. She is responsible for maintaining on-going parenting classes in Aiken County since 2007, is in her 27th year as a Public Safety Officer for the City of Aiken, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Sociology with a focus in Criminology from the University of S.C.- Aiken. She resides in Aiken, SC with her husband, Craig, who is also a police officer, and they are the proud parents of 4 daughters:  Anastasia, Tessa, Elyssa, and Carly.
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Director Jamie Murphy & wife, Kelley
  James Harrison Pastor James Harrison of First Baptist Church, Jonesborough, T.N. He is a licensed Parent Project facilitator and has been involved with this ministry from its inception.
  Kevin D. Alexander Kevin Alexander’s life and career are about commitment – his commitment to professional and personal development, and his commitment to others. Graduating from Emory & Henry College with a business degree and as a 4-year member of the basketball team, Kevin went on to earn an M.B.A. from Radford University. In 1998, Kevin began his career in financial services at the age of 24. Since that time, he has been committed to helping each of his clients achieve their line to retirement and meet their financial planning goals. Kevin is married to Bethany, his high school sweetheart, and they have 5 children. Kevin can be often be found at his local church where he can sometimes be found preacheing. Kevin’s favorite activities are spending time with his wife and children on vacation (especially in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee), and playing golf.