Co-Founder and Executive Director
After serving as the ministry director for the Urban Eagles in Grier Heights for 8 years, Ben and his wife Nicki co-founded I AM 24/7. “Coach Ben” is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus in practical ways and developing leaders who give back to their communities.
Director of Leadership Development
Cord joined I AM 24/7 staff in June of 2021 as part of the senior leadership team. Cord’s involvement with the ministry is from the street to the board room and his core responsibilities include: strategic planning, developing and supporting high school and college age leaders, job training and career readiness, family support, and coaching. Cord is passionate about weaving his faith in Christ into teaching practical life skills and preparing youth for their futures.
Will joined I AM 24/7 staff in June of 2023 as part of the senior leadership team. He and his family live in the Grier Heights community alongside the Pages and operate as partners in this mission. His primary responsibilities are planning and overseeing all programmatic initiatives, as well as, providing individualized care and accountability for our High School leaders. Will comes to I AM 24/7 with 15 years of experience in school administration as a dean of students and with a masters in Biblical counseling. He has both a passionate and strategic approach to his work with students that comes from a deep love for Jesus and a profound understanding of how to operate in Kingdom principles.
Co-Founder and Event Coordinator/Programs Assistant
“Mamma Nicki” (as she is called in the neighborhood) is a beautiful picture of God’s love, compassion, and grace in action. She is passionate about creating a caring environment, providing emotional support, and encouraging youth to reach their full potential.
Student Success Coach
Godfrey joined I AM 24/7 staff in May of 2023 to pioneer a new role for the ministry that will focus on the overall wellbeing of our students; he and his wife moved from Illinois to join our team. The primary focus of this role is providing academic support to our players on an individual basis. Godfrey is super energetic and is gifted in mentoring young men. He has a powerful testimony of the Lord’s work in his own life and is committed to challenging the young men of I AM 24/7 to be “Excellent” in all they do. Godfrey’s educational background with a BA in Christian Ministries and a Masters in Social Work will serve I AM 24/7 well for years to come.
Summer Program Director and Staff Coach/Mentor
Deron has been a part of the I AM 24/7 FAMILY as a player and student leader since age 9, and has functioned as a staff member in one form or another since he was 15 or 16. A current senior at Western Carolina University, he is studying sports medicine and has aspirations of working professionally as an athletic trainer at the collegiate level. When not in school, Deron operates as a staff coach/mentor for numerous I AM 24/7 teams. He also serves as our Summer Program Director. Deron is passionate about seeing young people from his community grow into leaders, coaching, and helping young people grow in their faith in Jesus.