WHO WE ARE
Reverend DINAH TATMAN, founder
The Reverend Dinah Tatman, founder of the official NO JUSTICE NO PROFIT, is a consultant, church business administrator and housing developer. She created the #NoJusticeNoProfit Campaign in 2014 after the unjust murder of Mike Brown and the Ferguson protests, which quickly became a global movement, with the public and followers turning it into a social media hashtag. It is now used by activists and community leaders all across the world, as well as those with growing concerns to what is happening in their surrounding areas. Throughout a diverse career, she has achieved many milestones and received numerous awards and commendations for performance and excellence in customer service.
As a sought after speaker and consultant, Reverend Tatman continues to assist other ministries, corporations, small businesses and Community Development Corporations in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area with financial stability, community development, staff revitalization, reorganization, and growth. Reverend Tatman has been actively and intricately involved in the community organized protest in Ferguson, Missouri as well as bridging the gap between community, local, state and national law enforcement entities, governmental officials and potential public and private stakeholders. Reverend Tatman was Ordained October 23, 2011. She has been married to Marvin C. Tatman Jr. for thirty two years.
Reverend Tatman’s numerous accomplishment and awards for her professional paid and volunteer service and activism includes Who’s Who in Black Saint Louis 2012; Ordination 2011; Member of the Interfaith Partnership Faith Beyond Walls Executive Committee 2011 and receiving the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition Minister of the Year Award 2009. Others include Volunteer for the Greater Vile Neighborhood Preservation Commission 2009 – 2011; Nominated for the “Honors Edition” Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Woman in 2008; Member of the City of Saint Louis Continuum of Care 2007 – 2013; Coordinator and Facilitator of Volunteers for the City of Saint Louis Mercy Movement (for Katrina Disaster), 2005; Woman of Distinction Award 2003 – 2004; Bible Study Instructor for Saint Louis County Jail; volunteer for JCCC maximum security Prison and Greenville Prison; Volunteer for Open Door aids Hospice; and Instructor for Hope Unlimited Ministries.
As an honor student, Reverend Tatman received both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Religious Education with an Emphasis in New Testament Theology and an Associate Degree in Psychology from Missouri Baptist College in 2000. She began post-graduate studies towards a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with an Emphasis in Church Planting in 2007.
Reverend Tatman is also the founder and CEO of Greater New Vision Ministries Inc. Greater New Vision s Inc.’s mission is to offer a holistic approach to restoring the spirit of human beings through acts of Love, Respect, and Support enriched in an atmosphere of empowerment. GNVMI primarily serves homeless females ages 18 – 35 and their children by offering them housing, job and skills training, employment and childcare. Other supportive services are available through GNVMI partners.
Since 2007, Reverend Tatman has been heavily engaged in Community Development, working with large scale developers, Don Musick of Musick Construction, Paul McKee of North Side Regeneration and Steve Stogel of DFI Group, as well as architects Karl Grice, Grice Group and Bill Watson of Watson & Associates to develop Jerusalem House and Jerusalem Village. This project has attracted the support of the director of community development for St. Louis Partnership, Joy Neidner; Missouri Housing Development Corporation; Affordable Housing Commission of Missouri; Continuum of Care of St. Louis; the office of the Governor; State, City and County government offices, investor Mark Gardner, and Aldermen Terry Kennedy (18th Ward) and Sam More(4th Ward). The project, which is underway, has served as a model for several other similar endeavors in the St. Louis region.
As a church Business administrator, Reverend Tatman has worked for the West Side Missionary Baptist Church in several key positions including Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor, Business Administrator overseeing two Church Campuses, and Program Director for its Community Development Corporation, Great Things, Incorporated Foundation. She also served as the Comptroller for the New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church and Business Manager for the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Reverend Tatman is a knowledgeable professional with a proven track record and a wealth of experience working in a variety of business environments and interacting with diverse groups of people. This dynamic preacher, activist and public speaker is also an experienced retail and foodservice management professional with over 35 years of experience working on various industries and capacities. She has worked as a General Manager and Trouble Shooter for McDonalds and Wendy’s Restaurants for thirty years, specializing in training Managers and Owner-Operators in areas of employee training, retention, customer service, and profit growth. Reverend Taman’s diverse experience includes working as a wardrobe and image consu for both Neiman Marcus in the United States and Emelle’s Boutique and Country Casuals in Gloucestershire, England.
Dr. Ronald Leon Bobo, Sr.
The Reverend Dr. Ronald Leon Bobo, Sr. has served as the Senior Pastor of the West Side Missionary Baptist Church in Saint Louis, Missouri, since June of 1986. The son of Deacon Wallace and Deaconess Willie Mae Bobo, his spiritual foundation began at the People’s Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan under the leadership of Reverend Charles H. Nicks, Sr.
His formal education started in his native Detroit and was furthered as he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from the Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and later both the Master of Divinity Degree and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
From 1978 to 1981, Pastor Bobo served as the Assistant Pastor at the Bates Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1982, he was elected Pastor of Bates Memorial and served there until being called to serve the West Side Missionary Baptist Church in 1986. Pastor Bobo has been the Guest Preacher and/or Teacher at various conventions, congresses, retreats, revivals and conferences. He has served throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and both North and South America. Pastor Bobo serves as the Foreign Mission Secretary for the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri and also serves as a Lecturer in the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education (NBC, USA, Inc.). Earlier this year, Pastor Bobo was appointed as Chairman of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. (Rev. Dr. Jerry Young, President). He is a Past President of the Youth Department of the Baptist World Alliance. He also serves as the Executive Director/Founder of Sharing Hope International Ministries, a 501©3 global outreach ministry offering preaching, teaching and leadership development training to the Bride of Christ throughout the world. Through Sharing Hope, medical supplies and teams have traveled to Malawi and Uganda blessing God’s people. In 2008, Pastor Bobo was afforded the opportunity to take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land that was sponsored by Cousins Foundation through the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University (Atlanta, Georgia). Locally, Pastor Bobo has served as a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, the Missouri Housing Development Commission, and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Saint Louis Metropolitan Sewer District.
At the West Side Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Bobo has challenged the church to “Take the City for God”. He led the church in the acquisition of a former Target Department Store in North Saint Louis County in 1997 and now West Side is “one unified church in two locations”. The congregation entered Phase One of the renovated facility in May of 2004. The congregation completed a renovation of the Page Boulevard Campus Sanctuary in May of 2013.
Dr. Bobo is happily married to the former Darlean Anita Daniels of Detroit, Michigan. They have enjoyed marital bliss now for over forty-one (41) years. Sister Bobo is a recently retired Special Education Teacher in the Saint Louis Public School System. The Bobos are the blessed parents of Reverend Charles, Sr. (Michelle), Reverend Ronald, Jr. (Adrienne) and Reverend Michael.
Alexis Glenn Johnson
Alexis Glenn Johnson started her investment career as one of the founding members of the Top Black Investor's partnership which originated in St. Louis, MO more than thirty years ago. Investing sparked a passion that has since enabled her to use that financial knowledge to assist others who aspire to invest in the stock market through an investment club. An investment club is comprised of a group of associates who are organized as a partnership and pool their capital in order to make investments.
Over the years, she has presented “start-up” workshops and has helped to originate investment clubs with family members, colleagues, college graduates and a bible study group. A team of retired school teachers and administrators that she advised went from being uninformed about investing to managing a portfolio valued in excess of $80,000.
Johnson notes that the internet has made researching stocks and starting an investment club, much easier tasks. Thirty years ago, hours were spent at the public library evaluating stock Value Lines in order to gather the information required to make an informed stock purchase. Additionally, buying stock was more complex and time consuming since completing transactions took longer, brokerage fees were expensive and updated stock evaluation information wasn’t always readily available. In contrast, the internet quickly provides up to date company information, brokerage fees are minimal and stock purchases can be made in a matter of seconds.
Alexis is a graduate of Beaumont High School and has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Before retiring in 2012, she was an IT manager at AT&T for more than thirty years.