Community Project Inc has always been a center for the resources of Shelby County.

Executive Director
Bishop Brandon B. Porter


Executive Director, Bishop Brandon B. Porter, is a graduate of Memphis State University, now The University of Memphis, with a major in Rehabilitation of Public Offenders, and a minor in Criminal Justice. “Beyond the four walls,” he is known to use his knowledge of rehabilitation, community building, and business acumen to focus on the betterment of humanity in the Greater Memphis area.

As CEO of several community developments, his CDC (Community Development Corporation) programs include housing developments for low-income families, downtown luxury apartments for young adults, downtown-retail spaces, and community outreach centers. The focus of Community Project, Inc. (CPI) is on education initiatives, community developments, economic enrichment, health awareness, and family advocacy.

To say the least, CPI has been a beam of hope for the residents of the Greater Memphis community for the past 40 years. At one time, CPI had the largest privately-owned daycare in Memphis. Also, it was a satellite where local residents earned their GED, paid their utilities, and received government subsidies.

Additionally, under Porter’s leadership for the past 10-years, Miracles In Memphis has been a thriving community initiative, held annually to provide food, clothes, appliances and household goods to over 3,000 families. Presently, Bishop Porter is embracing the New Chicago community of Memphis to construct and develop a new Community Center to serve its families. With his expertise as a progressive leader, Bishop Porter presently holds numerous positions on all levels of church governance. Locally, he ministers as the Senior Pastor of Greater Community Temple Church of God in Christ, with two locations in Memphis, TN. Jurisdictionally, he serves as the Prelate for the Tennessee Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, which encompasses most of Tennessee between Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga.

Nationally, he sits on the twelve-member General Board of the Church of God In Christ, which governs the largest, Black Pentecostal denomination in the world, with over 6 million members, while operating in over 115 countries. And, internationally, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC), where he currently serves. Bishop Porter extends his ministry to the community through, “Touched by theTruth,” which is seen and heard weekly by millions, via television, radio, and on various, social media platforms. As a prolific author, his transforming books can be found on gctministries.org and on the Greater Community Temple app.

A family man at its core, he is married to the graceful Melody Porter (a Registered Nurse), who has been his co-laborer for 39 years. Together, they parent two sons: Brandon Porter II, an Investment Property Owner and Developer, along with Bryson Porter, a Corporate Video Production Manager and a Video Production Business Owner.