About Wayne Perryman
As a former newspaper publisher, radio talk-show host, and corporate employment relations consultant, Reverend Wayne Perryman devotes much of his time serving his community. In addition to serving as Minister in Charge of Church Administration for Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ, Rev. Perryman heads up his own consulting firm. His company specializes in conducting fact-finding investigations on behalf of inner city plaintiffs who are unsuccessful in obtaining representation through law firms and community agencies. During the past 25 years he has settled over 90% of their discrimination cases. Rev. Perryman is the author of several award-winning books, and he is proud to be called a servant of his community. We selected Reverend Wayne Perryman for this project because of his track record in community service and his tremendous expertise in historical research and fact-finding investigations. Over the years, Rev. Perryman has received a multitude of awards and commendations for his research and his service to his community. His programs and services include Operation Destitution to feed the poor, Role Models Unlimited to stop gang violence and special projects for inner-city youth. His research include books covering the history of the Black race from Bible times to our present time and his fact-finding investigations have produced large settlements in discrimination cases.
In 1989 Rev. Perryman brought together gang leaders from two rival gangs along with Washington State's most powerful Black leaders and politicians to negotiate a truce. That meeting led to the formation of Role Models Unlimited and a role model recruiting banquet that attracted over 2,000 black men from all walks of life. Banquet attendees included Grammy Award winners and a number of African American professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, and Major League Baseball. Several major news organizations covered the black tie event, including Sports Illustrated magazine. Other major cities across the country inquired and expressed an interest the program. In 1993, Rev. Perryman challenged major Christian publishers with his research book entitled, The 1993 Trial On The Curse of Ham. In his book, he proved that the publishers were wrong when they stated that, according to the Bible, the Black race was cursed. The curse theory was used to justify slavery, establish Jim Crow Laws, and promote racial discrimination. Perryman's book forced two major Christian publishers and the Encyclopedia Britannica to remove this false theology from their publications - a theory that had existed for over three hundred years. His book, Thought Provoking Bible Studies of the 90's highlighted the significant role that blacks played in Bible history, and his character building children's storybooks (featuring Ken Griffrey Jr. and ESPN host Harold Reynolds) were the first children's storybooks to be placed in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. As an Employment Relations Consultant, he has helped a number of persons who were victims of employment discrimination but could not afford an attorney. In 1995, Rev. Perryman took on a case involving over one hundred powerful shipping companies in the Pacific Northwest. After his extensive fact-finding investigation, the cases were finally settled and his clients walked away with over four million dollars. Perryman's past and present organization affiliations include the following:
1. Founder of Operation Destitution
2. Founder of Inner city Vision Ministries
3. Founder of Role Models Unlimited
4. Co-founder of Youth Challenge
5. Chairman of Occupational Steering Committee for Seattle Public Schools
6. Member of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
7. United Way Loaned Executive
8. Advisory Board Member of Seattle Community College
9. Executive Director of the Regional Educational Alliance on Gang Activities for 500 schools with a population of over 300,000 students in Washington State.
10. National Program Director for Brothers, a new program that works with African American inmates.
11. As a basketball, baseball and football coach for thirty years.
As a community activist, Rev. Perryman has received commendations from members of the United States Congress, former Washington State governor, Booth Gardner, and former Seattle mayor Charles Royer. In addition to this recognition, Perryman's work with children, professional athletes, gang members, and major corporations has resulted in local, national and international media coverage, including Sports Illustrated, Parade Magazine, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Seattle Times, Seattle P.I, Ebony Magazine, Upscale Magazine, EM Magazine, Christianity Today, The Personnel Administrator, ABC Home Show, TBN, The 700 Club, and Italy's Speak Up Magazine. Rev. Perryman is a former recording artist, a former radio talk show host, the author of several books and publications, the father of four, Associate Minister of Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ, and the owner of Consultants Confidential.