Dr. Marion Platt served two enlistments as a U.S. Army infantryman before embarking on a nineteen-year ministry with The Salvation Army. He has held executive, academic, and pastoral roles in several cities across the South. He earned his doctoral degree from Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville) and holds a certificate of Diversity from University of Tennessee. Marion is a sought-after lecturer, evangelist, and revivalist and has significant experience in all facets of nonprofit organizational leadership to include strategic planning, fundraising, and community outreach.
Marion is honored to serve as Executive Director of Charleston's oldest Christian charity, Star Gospel Mission (1904). He has been a Rotarian for sixteen years, is Vice-President of the Southern Organization for Human Services, is adjunct faculty at Trevecca Nazarene University, and serves on the Faith-Based Advisory Council of the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC.
“Pastor Marion” is father to Dina, Josh, & Zion, husband to Ev, and neighbor to everyone. When he isn’t serving others, he can be found fishing with his grandfather, running long distances in the sun, or quietly listening to jazz music.