BIG Thursday

Jun 24, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021 | 6:30 am - 7:30 am

Lead from who you are.


Dr. Johnny Parker will be joining us Thursday, June 24 for a very special BIG Thursday outreach event.

As an executive coach and relationship architect, Dr. Johnny Parker helps men and women achieve success by viewing their lives as a story. Through his “Turn the Page” system, CEOs, pro athletes, coaches, and other high-impact men and women have gained high-definition clarity and discovered the story they were born to live. Johnny is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Introduction to Positive Psychology, an evidence-based approach that focuses on conditions leading to happiness and flourishing.

Recognizing that families and organizations share similar relational dynamics, Johnny uses his clinical background and research in positive psychology to help people revolutionize their relationships, work, and lives. His work on developing healthy, fulfilling lives and strong relationships has been featured on CNN International and national media outlets.

More on Dr. Johnny Parker

Dr. Johnny Parker is the Director of Counseling and Men’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He is passionate about helping leaders (at any stage) turn the page to the life and leadership they have always wanted.  Through executive coaching, leadership consulting, or keynote presentations, he has a 25-year record of accomplishment of helping CEOs, pro athletes, ministry leaders, teams, and organizations to knowalign, and master their “story” so they win at work and thrive in life.

Individuals, ministries, and companies have succeeded as they have applied the Turn the Page method in developing high-performing leaders, trusting relationships, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, leadership wellness, and a vibrant culture.

Dr. Parker is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Positive Psychology which is a scientific evidence-based approach that highlights virtues that cause people, leaders, and businesses to thrive.

National media such as CNN, NBC News, Viewpoint, BET, Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, and the Baltimore Sun have highlighted Johnny’s solid message.

His Turn the Page approach has enhanced organizations and universities such as Princeton, HowardUniversity of Miami, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, NIHNPR, GenentechAOL, NFL, NBA, Corning Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Volunteers of America, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Fannie Mae, Colonial Parking, Chick-fil-A, Smartronix,  National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches, NAHSE, Signature Flight Support, Homeland Security, Tuskegee Airmen, Mary Kay, Kairos, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the Pentagon. 

Johnny is the author of several books including his recent book, Turn the Page: Unlocking the Story Within You. 

He holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.   A native New Yorker, Dr. Parker is married 31 years to his best friend, Lezlyn and they have three sons, JP, Jordan, and Joel, and an energetic Cocker Spaniel, Jay-Jay. The Parkers live outside Washington, D.C.