Rev. Thomas Holmes, founder and chief executive officer of Powerful Visions LLC, is an entrepreneur, program director, community activist, motivational speaker, health ministry facilitator, educator and seasoned professional with 25 years of extensive management, supervisory, results and service focused experience and community involvement with a stellar track record that boasts of exceptional leadership, training, recruiting, technical, and program development skills.
Rev. Holmes has managed complex university projects, facilitated Pre-College programs, coordinated state-wide conferences, consulted for educational institutions, religious and non-profit organizations, been a program manager and provided training and professional development in a diversity of community settings.
By embracing the World Health Organization’s definition of health which is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” he founded Powerful Visions with a unique approach to community transformation through strategies developed from best practices which empower members to embrace a wholistic approach to their health, education and economic challenges. Powerful Visions believes that all individuals must become active voices and participatory spirits to challenge the inequalities and disparities that exists in our communities by utilizing advances in technology, social media, and the power knowledge and of the human spirit to cultivate hope and a changed mindset. We believe that we must change our thinking to be intentional about applying knowledge, understanding and wisdom to change our thoughts which will influence our actions and plant a foundation for transformed lives.
Powerful Visions believes communities and their educational institutions must take ownership of the inequities that exist to create a culture of excellence, climate of communication and mutual respect shaped by shared responsibility and sustained by trusting, collaborative, authentic, and respectful relationships. This is the social capital which emerges as the foundation to facilitate improvement strategies that are heavily embedded in comprehensive assessment, project based learning, technology integration, and evidenced based best practices. A powerful vision of a 21st century learner and Kingdom minded citizen is one who is equipped with emotional intelligence, physical fortitude, socially mature and spiritually grounded to deal with exponentially changing global world. We must engaged the local community and the broader society to sustain meaningful, relevant empowering environments and experiences for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status or gender. Powerful Visions utilizes an array of collaborative partners from the private and non-profit sectors and effective models that build bridges between public and private sectors, schools, families and communities to provide authentic pathways that promote wholeness and healthy development of all community members.
Rev. Holmes is committed to the community and serves as the interim pastor at Second Baptist Church in Moorestown, NJ, Vice President of Making a Better Tomorrow Foundation, Program Director for the At the Well Leadership Academy, and the founder the SOZO Health Initiative which utilizes a five fold ministry approach for individual and community healing and restoration. He holds a Masters of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration and a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Accounting from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J. He is married to his beloved Regina and has 3 amazing adult children Lisa, Jose, Simone and one truly gifted teen, Kyrah.