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OT Handbook

OT Parent Survey 2018-2019

OT Calendar 2018-2019

OT Team Lead Schedule

OT Mentor Schedule 2018-2019

Mission Statement

Operation Timothy is a Christian-based mentoring program that will equip young men from grades (5-12) to be productive in their personal life, community life, and work life with the assistance of positive role models.


Vision Statement

Operation Timothy operates as one of the premiere Christian mentoring programs in the country mentoring over 100 boys a year. Providing young men with positive role models through regular and consistent contact via classroom sessions, phone calls, and extracurricular activities that will promote support and encouragement. To increase our young men’s exposure to a variety of social, educational, culturally and other enrichment activities.


Core Values

  • Commitment to God
  • Community Involvement
  • Character Building
  • Career Development
  • Commitment To Others


I will strive to…

  • Learn what it means to be an African-American man spiritually, physically, and culturally.
  • Respect God in my conduct and relationships.
  • Honor my family by using my God-given potential in every situation.
  • Show respect for myself by respecting others.



ELDER DWIGHT PARKER, a husband, father, preacher and teacher, is known for his wisdom and understanding of the scriptures and the basic principles found in the Word of God. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree through Moody Bible Institute. Dwight is best known as a true biblical example of Titus 1:6-9. He is a firm believer that the back bone of any ministry or community is a strong healthy family.

Dwight accepted Christ at the age of 17 at a neighbor’s bible study, where he continued to grow in his understanding and revelation of the scriptures. As a result, he developed a sincere appetite for the Word of God, and later joined a charismatic church where he developed his ability to teach and minister the word of God. Dwight served many leaders over the years, attending training conferences in every area of ministry. His mission was to fulfill the purpose and plan of God for his life.

Currently, Dwight (affectionately known as Elder D) serves as the Assistant Pastor at Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, Inc. He served in this capacity since the ministry’s founding in 2000, under the leadership of Pastor Linwood and Dr. Karen Bethea. STCF opened on April 9, 2000 with 5 adults and 7 children and has grown into a thriving ministry with over 2,000 members.

Elder D’s overall duties include: teaching, preaching, spiritually advising, and overseeing the Deacons Ministry, Prayer Circles, New Members Class and general church congregational matters. As the Assistant Pastor, Elder Dwight also serves in any capacity needed by the senior pastors. One of his greatest joys occurred in 2009, when he founded and still oversees the Operation Timothy Mentoring Program for boys ages 11 – 18.

Dwight has been blissfully married to Janice for more than 28 years and through this union they have 3 wonderful adult children, Dwight Jr. (26,) Duane (24,) and Dara (22). God has graced them with a revelation of marriage and family that they have shared with many over the past 28 plus years.

Psalm 127 (KJV): Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.  3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.


Operation Timothy was founded by Elder Dwight Parker, Sr. on October 12, 2009. This rites of passage program was initiated when Dave Miller of the Urban Leadership Institute conducted a thought provoking session to the congregation of Set The Captives Free Outreach Center in March 2009 concerning the social plight of African American young men. Through this session with Mr. Miller, Elder Parker was awakened with an urgency to stop some of the mass devastation like teen incarceration, increased high school dropout rate, gang involvement, low self-esteem, sexual promiscuity, irresponsibility, etc.

Elder Parker believes it takes a village to raise our children and had several men and women in my life to guide, direct and discipline him outside of his caring family. So, in April 2009 he began his search for men of like faith from the congregation of Set The Captives Free Outreach Center to become positive role models (mentors) to partner with him concerning this awesome responsibility. Through their partnership with Morning Star Baptist Church and Elder Duante Duckett (founder of ROP) they were able to go through 2 months of intense training to prepare them to receive these young men. After training and many weekly planning meetings over the next 3 months, the mentors were ready to begin their first session of Operation Timothy. The program started out with nine mentors, two administrators, four consultants and the support of the senior pastors, Pastor Linwood Bethea & Dr. Karen Bethea the founders of Set The Captives Free Outreach Center. The program, in its inception had over 60 young men, 45 started with the program and 15 on the waiting list. The goal is to increase its roster every year and enable young men to reach their God-given potential.


Chess Club

Sunday 2nd & 4th from
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Location: Classroom F

Tyrone Crosby & Dea. James Henderson

The goal of the Chess Champions Club is to instill in each member the confidence, skill, and sportsmanship to compete in championship chess tournaments and win.

The objectives of the Chess Champions Club is to equip it’s members with:

  • Skill
  • Integrity
  • Honor
  • Team work
  • Reverence of the game

Engineer Club

Meeting times 4th Sunday of the month
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Location: Classroom E

Director Bryan Jenkins

The primary objective of the engineering program is the introduce the participants to the field of engineering. The program will seek to introduce the participants to the core subjects that are essential to the field of engineering. The program will also attempt to create an environment and experience  that is similar to a typical collage class room. Overall major emphasis will be placed on math, technician and analytical skills.


Entrepreneur Club

Meeting times 4th Sunday of the month
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Location: Classroom C

Director John Abolarin

The program is a hands on financial literacy class that will educate the Children both the basics of good money management and skills needed to create a brighter financial future.  The curriculum is relevant to how money works and the student will be thought the hands on banking processes. There will be discussion on basics steps required to start a business and the role of financial institutions in our society. The student will pick up necessary skills to identify sources of income, recognize the importance of learning money management skills early and the cost of waiting.

Mime Team

Meeting times 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month.
10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Location: Sanctuary

Director Michael Johnson

The Mime Ministry is a program where young men are taught how to take a song, interpret and express the song through expression without using words. Through this program I have watched young men grow more confident in god as well as in themselves. I have watched young men that came not willing to express much if anything express themselves openly without fear and that is my desire for every young man that comes to this program.


What is Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program?

The Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program is an 8-month program designed to ignite your child’s curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and math while creating a positive environment that fosters teamwork and creativity.

Why participate in Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program?

As our nation’s leaders are looking for ways to make a country more efficient, they are relying more and more on professionals in the Science, Mathematics, and Technical industries. With no answers in sight for many of our nation’s challenges, these professionals will be sought after for years to come. Now is the time to begin training our sons so they will be in position to become leaders of tomorrow.

Program Information

Program Model

The model for the Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program is based on the TAC-B concept. TAC-B is an acronym, which stands for Teaching, Assessing, Conceptualizing, and Building. Each project will consist of the participant’s completion of all four phases of the TAC-B model.


During the Teaching Phase, the participants will be introduced to a mathematical or scientific concept, which will be essential for the project’s completion at the end of each session. Topics may include but are not limited to shapes, measurement, counting, and more.


In order to ensure that every participant has a good grasp of each concept presented in the Teaching Phase, a program representative will administer a basic knowledge check. The basic knowledge check may be written, computer-based or oral. Additionally, these basic knowledge checks may be conducted in the Conceptualizing Phase.


This phase is crucial for developing analytical skills, as well as, encouraging creativity. At this point, participants will begin to envision a mental picture of the project, which will be translated into a blueprint for his project.


Lastly, each participant will work with his group mentor to construct his original work. At the end of each session, the participant will have experienced a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that he has worked hard to produce his very own masterpiece.

Program Prayer and Pledges

What is the “Little Workman’s Prayer?

  • Lord bless my hands that I may build. Bless my mind to learn new skills
  • Bless what I do and what I make to show how small things can be great

What is the Tiny Techs’ Pledge?

We are Tiny Techs, we know our golden rule. When we are home we play with toys but when at work we build with tools. We use our minds, and make designs to build most anything. But most of all we are learning how to build our dreams. We are Tiny Techs.

Program Requirements

  • Each participant must have a Release signed and on file before using tools or equipment
  • Each participant must be in a grade between 2nd and 5th.
  • Each participant must be dressed in a long sleeve shirt, work gloves & goggles, cargo pants and boots.
  • Each participant must attend each phase during each session in order to build a project.
  • Each participant will pay a  $75 registration fee to cover work project materials which is due Nov. 15, 2015.
  • Each participant must participate in additional fundraising activities to support the program (as needed).
  • Give payment to Deaconess Rorita Cooper prior to participation

NOTE: There will only be a maximum of 20 participant slots during the 2015-2016 session. There will be a wait list with rolling enrollment for those registrants who may participate throughout the program year.