Rev. Cedric A. Portis, Sr., is an ordained minister, pastor, community leader, social change advocate, mentor, and education partner whose work to meet the spiritual, physical, and academic needs of his community is well known.  An empowering speaker, he is recognized for thought-provoking messages and direct communication style. He is frequently requested for his unique anointing to deal with spiritual, personal, and practical topics on marriage, family, relationship and finances. Dedicating years to public service, Portis uses personal and professional resources to promote strong community partnerships, leadership in giving, and excellence in urban education.

Rev. Portis holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Project Management, B.S. in Christian Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary. Rev. Portis has been married for 29 years to Varonaki Portis, and they are parents to Cedric Portis, Jr. In his spare time, Portis and is an avid golfer, bowler, and weightlifter.