Marvin Mims, Sr. is the Pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. He is a member of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association. He is the Founder and President of B.O.L.D. BROTHERS, (BOLD) Brothers Offering Leadership Development, a mentoring program established in September 2001, for young men in Memphis. He is the Founder and President of MAN H.O.P.E. (Man Hour of Power Enrichment), established in July 2021, a ministry designed to empower men based at St. Mark Baptist Church. He is a board member with a leadership organization called The Brotherhood, a non-profit organization mentoring youth in Memphis and Shelby County Schools. He serves as a volunteer with Arise to Read program assisting second graders with their reading skills. His academic credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Crichton College in 2007 and a Graduate Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University in 2017. He served from 1979 to 2011, in the United States Air Force, with a background in Information Technology and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. He received the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, in conjunction with additional medals and awards during his military career.
His community service with BOLD includes mentoring in Shelby County Schools, delivering meals to Senior citizens for Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), providing meals to homeless individuals in downtown Memphis, TN. He provides support to Memphis Union Mission, Mid-South Food Bank, Sickle Cell Foundation of TN, Neshoba Community Resource Center: Memphis Lupus Support Group, and Bethel International Ministries in Kenya in East Africa.
Marvin Mims Sr. is a native of Greenville, Mississippi. He is married to Anita, their children are Marvin Jr., Takenya, Tracy Ann, Joshua, and he has two grandsons Hazen aka (Prayer man) and Addison aka (Happy).