Pastor Kenneth Glasgow is the Founder/President of The Ordinary People Society. His direction of TOPS provides rehabilitation to repeat offenders while creating a program that targets the youth before they reach the Criminal Justice System. In addition, Pastor Glasgow has gained the support of National Leader/Organizations along with the Alabama Department of Corrections by allowing him to administer TOPS. programs in Alabama prisons and jails. He is the Convener/Co-Convener of the National Criminal Justice Coalition, and the Co-chairman of the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People Movement, State Partner for the New Bottom Line Campaign with DPA, Chaplin for The Second Congressional District, and Vice-Chairman of the Houston County A.D.C. He is instrumental in registering over 40,000 ex-felons to vote in the State of Alabama. He is the first and only one to win a lawsuit where convicted felons keep their voting rights whether incarcerated or not. He has received numerous awards such as: Man of the Year, The Fighter of the Flame Award, and The Lyndon B. Johnson Political Freedom Award. Meanwhile, he has fed over 210,000 people in the past eleven years with Momma Tina’s Mission House. Pastor Glasgow has remained committed to saving souls and ensuring that redemption is in the lives of those who served their debts to society.
Ms. Rodresha Russaw, Program Director of The Ordinary People Society of Dothan, AL is a vibrant inspiring activist. Raised in the city of Seattle, Washington, she was the first African American female to take home a crown as a “Young American Star”. Her passion for the arts and entertainment field grew rapidly into a career at a very young age. Ms. Russaw went on to win several pageants by the age of 15 and became involved in acting. She signed a contract with Terry Terry Productions in early the 90’s and then became a part of the Actors Union formally known as AFTRA. As a young entertainer she stared in many plays held by the Langston Hughes Cultural Art Center located at 104 17th Ave S. Seattle WA. She then became a rising star on the Bill Nye Science guy show, a pilot educational show that teaches young people science through multimedia.
In 2000 Ms. Russaw decided to move to New York, NY where she became an inspiring model and cultivated the passion of working with high-risk inner-city youth. As a Community Outreach Worker with World Vision NY, she dedicated her life to creating hope for the community. Rodreshia Russaw known as business owner of Extreme Talent & Booking Agency and R&G Consulting & Tax Services continues to create change by inspiring young entrepreneurs. As a dedicated member of TOPS and a community liaison, she insures that lives are being changed through the implementation of programs at TOPS Empowerment Center. As a Program Director, she brings her cultural experience into everyday practices. Ms. Russaw is a beacon for many and finds success in fighting for the issues of the community.