Our Mission Statement
The ministry's mission, through various venues, is committed to helping those in need by providing hope to the hopeless, spreading the word of nonviolence, providing job training opportunities, workshops, scholarships for youth, as well as providing food and clothing. These various venues are inviting to all ages, with an emphasis towards the challenges of today's youth. With your help, Markee`D`Ministries, Inc., is committed to making a difference by serving as an outreach center, which uses every available resource to help those in need.
Our Vision Statement
Markee`D` Ministries, Inc., will own a state of the art facility to hold all of it’s venues and service the community more intensely. The ministry is endeavoring to have the doors open to assist the needs of people through our various outreach services we are already implementing. We also envision all current volunteering Staff Members to become an actual permanent and hourly paid employees of Markee`D` Ministries, Inc.
Our President/Founder & CEO
Pastor Marcus Debnam was born and raised in Paterson, NJ, and currently resides in Hackensack, NJ. His parents are Pastor’s Robert and Barbara Corprew of Ridgefield Park, NJ. He is the biological son of Mr. Raymond Drakeford, and he is the 2nd eldest of 3 brothers and 6 sisters.
Marcus has been guided in his God given purpose for over three decades. Having given his life to the Lord at a young age, he has stood the test of time as a devoted follower of the Gospel. Keeping pace in his spiritual growth, he became a member of Redeeming Love Christian Center (RLCC), Nanuet, NY in 1980, coming under the Pastoral leadership of Pastor’s Clinton (now deceased) and Sarah Utterbach. Marcus served this ministry faithfully for approximately 20 years and was the Center’s traffic co-coordinator and an employee in the ministry.
One of his leadership roles is with Mighty Sons of God Fellowship Church in Paterson, NJ, where the Senior Pastor and First Lady are the Rev. Michael D. & Minister-Lady Jamie McDuffie. He serves in the capacity of Executive Church Administrator, Personal Assistant to the Senior Pastor and First Lady, Director of the Usher Ministry, as well as Director of the Audio/Video Dept. Marcus also serves in the capacity of one of the praise and worship leaders. He is also the Treasurer for the Paterson Pastor’s Workshop – Clergy on fire where Pastor Michael D. McDuffie is President. Marcus also is the Executive Director for the IAAM Initiative where Pastor Michael D. McDuffie is President & Founder.
Marcus was both licensed and ordained into the ministry of the gospel, in August of 2006. However, God saw fit for Marcus to become a minister long before man appointed him to be. His gift for music since the age of thirteen has been made known both near and far. His ministerial training was acquired through many experiences with a long and wide range of several roles that includes him serving in a leadership capacity. He has been a wise steward of his gift, having given steadfast, anointed lyrics to hip-hop, R&B and contemporary urban beats. Markee `D` as he is otherwise known, dispenses his gospel commentary like bullets, piercing, powerful and to the point, the perfect ammunition needed to combat the forces of distraction and darkness.
Whenever and wherever he ministers, he captivates a myriad of believers who listen to his blaring trumpet of a voice that lifts the name of Jesus, whether it be on stage, at youth rallies, in church halls, TV studios, radio stations, at conferences, leading praise and worship services, or delivering the word of God as a guest speaker, this anointed man of God, ministers faith, love and truth to people of all ages.
In his recordings you will find him backed by the anointed, dynamic, multi-talented voice of his long time friend of 26+ years, recording artist, Alice Marie Cuthbert, a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Pastor Marcus has shared the stage with gospel artists such as Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir, Nancey Jackson, Natalie Wilson & SOP, Vickie Winans, CeCe Winans, Phil & Brenda Nicholas and has worked with long time friend – thunderbolt voice Darlene Love. He has also appeared as a guest artist on Jean Prosper’s gospel jazz release, “Getting Up Morning” released in 1997 on Danbla Records as well as the (TBN) Trinity Broadcasting Network's "Praise The Lord Show", Harlequinn Productions -East Coast Review, Major Jam Productions-N/Site Cable Television Show and The Double Vision Show. He has also written and produced a couple of television broadcasted theme songs for other ministries. He is also featured on Classic C-Note Records latest release in 2007, Minister and Friends titled, “The Ministry of Music”.
Writer, arranger, and producer, he ministers to the youth of a chosen generation and is destined to forge through dry lands to bring a refreshing experience to all those who are seeking and those who have been found. He is a strong believer that words are process starters and that all people need to be careful as to what they hear. Those who have been called to the music arena must deliver the word of God in the anointing so that burdens can be removed and yokes destroyed in the lives of all the people they will come in contact with, and not for sport or any form of entertainment. While audiences may vary, Pastor Marcus ministers and the message is consistent.
Pastor Marcus, Founder, President, and CEO of Markee`D` Ministries, Inc has several other venues under the ministry. The first is, `CLUB MD Positive Seed Clubhouse`. It is a place where you can come and be edified (built up) and encouraged. Do you like to dance, sing, play games, fellowship, meet and greet others, enjoy great food, and just have some fun? Well this is just the spot for you! You will be ministered to by some of God's anointed & appointed Recording Artists & Ministries, where the WORD will be neither tainted nor compromised. The second is `The Gathering`. This is where an array of speakers is invited to share the word of God in a conference setting geared for all ages. The third is, `Stop The Violence Benefit Series`. This is an event to help raise funds for those individuals to have the ministry pay for the training classes, fingerprinting and registration to obtain their License and Certification as a Licensed Security Guard with the State of NJ. Since Pastor Marcus has an extensive background in customer service for over 30 years, he now has started a Customer Service Training Course with a slogan of, `Go Above and Beyond on Purpose, Your Satisfaction is our Mission`. He believes that, everyone should treat others the way they would want to be treated and that most of the time it’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it when working and dealing with people in the public arena. Interview prep, phone etiquette, role playing, conflict/resolution, employee attitude, ability to read a customer, and dress attire are some of the topics that will be taught in the training course. Pastor Marcus has set in place in honor and memory of his aunt the, Janet Elaine Debnam-Gilbert Educational Fund, where the ministry will award (monetarily) and honor young people towards their education needs.