More than 30 years ago, Marc Little said “yes” to life although a gunshot wound to his right leg tried to prove otherwise. After the amputation of his right leg, he beat the odds and lived. Now through his work as a lawyer, pastor, and political commentator, he teaches others how to say “yes” to life and uses a myriad of professional experiences to “Do well while being good.
Legal and Community Services
In 2020, Little launched CURE America Action, Inc., a 501 (c)(4) to advocate for life in the womb and to promote messages of Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution throughout the nation.
Little has been a licensed attorney in the State of California since 1994 and remains a practicing litigator for the Law Offices of Marc T. Little, PLC.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, his Juris Doctorate from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California and his Masters from Fuller Seminary.
With over 17 years of management experience and earned relational capital, Little invested years building both the Los Angeles and Inglewood communities in the areas of faith-based business and economic development, civic engagement, policy, and education. He is a published author and has taken an active role in the Sanctity of Human Life community and charter school education. These accomplishments are highlighted below and are complimented by his more than 25 years of service as an independent director.
Little serves as the chair of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (Urban C.U.R.E.) located in Washington, DC and founded by Star Parker. CURE’s mission is to fight poverty and restore dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.
CURE accomplishes its mission by working in the media, on Capitol Hill, and in poor communities, to promote social policy that protects unborn life and market-based public policy that transitions poor Americans from government dependency to economic independence.
Sanctity of Human Life
As an ordained pastor and graduate of Fuller Seminary (Pasadena, California) with a Masters in Christian Leadership, Little provides pastoral oversight to No Longer Bound Abortion & Miscarriage Recovery Ministry, Inc., a 501(c)(3) providing a safe place for spiritual healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ to women and men who have been emotionally wounded by abortion and/or miscarriage. The No Longer Bound ministry is in partnership with multiple congregations throughout the United States.
Little is also passionate about empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices. To support this passion, Little serves as a Trustee of Claris Health, a licensed medical pregnancy clinic, which offers STD and HIV testing and treatment, parenting classes, counseling and support but does not refer out or perform abortions.
Little’s work as an independent director further extends to protect life in the womb. He serves as an independent director for Support After Abortion, headquartered in Florida, and 1Race4Life, headquartered in Pasadena, California, led by Pastor Ché Ahn which is dedicated to overturning Roe v. Wade.
Government Affairs & Civic Engagement
For 16 years, Little led the Political Action Ministry (“PAM”) of Faithful Central Bible Church, Inglewood, California. He co-founded the Interdenominational Action Network (“IAN”) which included West Angeles Church of God in Christ, City of Refuge, Crenshaw Cristian Center, Holman United Methodist Church and Citizens of Zion to sharing best practices around faith-based advocacy, and how to operate with current IRS Code restrictions on churches, including efforts to support or oppose state legislation related to religious liberty; the IAN is also focusing on human sex trafficking faith coalitions. The IAN represents over 100,000 congregants throughout Southern California. Over the years, Little also participated with other associations across the nation, like Church United, Watchmen on the Wall, and California Family Council, to educate and inspire lead pastors to become civically engaged.
On behalf of Faithful Central Bible Church, Little was the director of Government Affairs and Community Relations. In this role, Little was the conduit to every Greater Los Angeles elected politician’s access to the church. He was also responsible for engaging elected officials to create and promote faith-based legislation. Little serves Faithful Central Bible Church as its General Counsel.
Little co-founded the Black Faith-Based Coalition to End Human Sex Trafficking.
Candidate for Inglewood Mayor
In the 2018 election cycle, Little expressed his desire for change in the corruption in the city of Inglewood leadership. Determined to meet the needs of this community in his inaugural political campaign, Little delivered an aggressive campaign against the incumbent Inglewood Mayor backed in large part by Madison Square Garden, the owners of the Forum. This local race garnered national support in the Wall Street Journal.
Mayoral Commission Appointments
As a result of his political relationships, Little received several mayoral appointments to commission posts. Little was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as chair of the Commission on Community and Family Services, a commission focused on creating pathways out of poverty and into self-sufficiency for children, youth and families. The commission’s primary role was to advise the mayor and city council on the allocation of approximately $60 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
Prior to his work on the Commission on Community and Family Services, Little served for many years as the vice president of the Commission on Children Youth and Their Families which focused on family retention, family reunification and child care in the City of Los Angeles.
From December 2000 to April 2012, as chief operating officer and general counsel, Little, on behalf of The Forum Enterprises, Inc., operated the Forum in Inglewood, California (former home of the Los Angeles Lakers) and employed over 500 staff, union laborers, and contractors on event nights. The Forum Enterprises, Inc. preserved the iconic building scheduled for demolition. Little later led his team of professionals in the sale of the Fabulous Forum to New York’s Madison Square Garden. The sale resulted in a $120 million direct investment in Inglewood. Madison Square Garden renovated the Forum, created hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs and retained the Inglewood icon as an entertainment venue for another generation. This sale ushered in the return of the National Football League, the Rams and the Chargers to the Los Angeles basin.
Little was also a 12-year executive committee member and two-time past chair of the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce which includes the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA-LAX) and numerous small, medium and large businesses that round out the heart of the vibrant city. Further, as president of Partners for Progress, Little held together the largest businesses (“Big 5”) and their interests in the city of Inglewood for 8 years before dissolution.
Little is the former chief executive officer of Champions for Progress, Inc., a non-profit economic development corporation and affiliate of Faithful Central Bible Church, serving low-to-moderate income families through real estate development, financial literacy, mental health, and social services. Champions for Progress, Inc. successfully partnered with local lenders, nonprofits, the SBA, the city of Inglewood and local developers to accomplish its services which include 147 units of affordable housing in Inglewood,124 units of senior housing in Los Angeles and millions of dollars in commercial and real estate loans for minority-owned businesses through strategic banking partnerships.
Little values education and spends a lot of his time ensuring educational opportunities for all students. A portion of his time was spent at STEM Preparatory Academy, a public charter elementary, middle and high school in Los Angeles where he was a founding board member and Board Chair. STEM Preparatory Academy prepares students to succeed in college.
Little’s service in education began on the board of Savannah College of Art & Design, the largest art and design college in the world with two offshore campuses.
Memberships, Associations & Resources
Little has 25+ years of independent director experience. For-profit board experience includes:
- News Corporation (Fox) Diversity Committee (Los Angeles, California)
- The Forum Enterprises, Inc. (Inglewood, California)
- Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, California)
Little has also been an active member of the non-profit corporate board community. These boards include:
- Center for Urban Renewal and Education (Urban C.U.R.E.) (Washington, DC)
- Support After Abortion (SAA) (Florida)
- 1Race4Life (Pasadena, California)
- Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (Inglewood, California)
- Kingdom Men’s Gathering (Porter Ranch, California)
- South Bay Workforce Investment Board (Inglewood, California)
- Partners for Progress (Inglewood, California)
- Champions for Progress, Inc. (Inglewood, California)
- The Ulmer Institute (Los Angeles, California)
- Faithful Central Bible Church (Inglewood, California)
- Kingdom Global Ministries (Dallas, Texas)
- STEM Preparatory Academy (Los Angeles, California)
- Claris Health (Inglewood, California)
- Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, Georgia)
Little is the author of Thomas Nelson’s / Westbow Press “The Prodigal Republican – Faith and Politics.” The book focuses on returning to traditional family values and encourages the reader to vote based on biblical principles. The book, while chronicling the journey blacks made from voting as Republicans to Democrats, also focuses on rebuilding the family – from entitlement to prosperity – by focusing on core values.
Cable Television, Radio and Print Commentator
Frequently called to appear on cable news, print and radio, Little has frequently been called on as a pastor and strategist on various media platforms that include:
- Cable/TV: Fox & friends (Fox News), Focus Today (Dove TV), Daily Ledger with Graham Ledger (One America News Network), CNN’s The Messy Truth with Van Jones, The Rick Amato Show (One America News Network), The Blaze with host Star Parker (The Blaze), ESPN & NFL Network, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (presenting Floyd Little for induction).
- Recent Appearances:
- Biden Issues Executive Orders on Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits, Food Stamps, https://video.foxnews.com/v/6225562304001#sp=show-clips
- Christ Must Prevail over Color in Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTqLLs2keLI&feature=youtu.be
- Recent Appearances:
- Print: Townhall.com, Fox News, The Washington Times, Breitbart, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Herald Examiner, Sacramento Bee, LA Focus, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal
- Recent Op-Eds:
- BLM Targets Its Own Children via Gender Confusion and Sterilization https://townhall.com/columnists/marclittle/2021/01/26/blm-targets-its-own-children-via-gender-confusion-and-sterilization-n2583727
- Christ Must Prevail over Color in Georgia https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/30/christ-must-prevail-over-color-in-georgia/
- Recent Op-Eds:
- Radio: The Larry Elder Show (KABC and The Answer),The Frank Sontag Show (KKLA/Salem Communications), Freedom’s Journal Radio with Lonnie Poindexter (Urban Family Talk), and Tavis Smiley Radio (Public Radio International), The Frank Pastore Show (KKLA/Salem Communications), NBA.com with Shaun Powell, and more.
- Periodicals: “Catalyst,” C.U.R.E. Fall 2016 Quarterly Issue, “Keeping the Faith,” by Tavis Smiley, University of Southern California Athletic Department’s “The Trojan Way”