The Inglewood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors congratulates Marc Little on his current publication, “The Prodigal Republican”, and wishes him much success with this endeavor.  Marc has been a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for many years, and has served on the Chamber’s Executive Committee for five years.

Mr. Little has long been dedicated to the growth and development of our community and has provided his services to the community of Inglewood in many, many ways.  He has helped to steer the business community to restored faith and revival, and his vision has enabled Inglewood to secure the purchase of the Forum by Madison Square Garden, pumping financial health and hope into our city.  Prior to this purchase, as Chief Attorney for Faithful Central Bible Church, Marc enabled the church to purchase the Forum, which would otherwise have been torn down and would have been a great financial and historic loss for Inglewood.

Marc Little is all about “heart” and “hope”, and both of these attributes make him a man of outstanding character and a leader in our community.  We are very grateful for the amazing work that he has done, and the personal commitment that he has for our organization.

– Inglewood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

I have served the public for more than 40 years in various capacities within the cities of Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Inglewood as a police officer & Chief of Police, Assistant General Manager of an international airport system and Mayor.

In that time, I have met hundreds of exceptionally talented and selfless individuals, but Marc Little ranks in the top 5 percent of the great people I have collaborated with.  Marc, in his role as the COO of Faithful Central Bible Church has been a community partner in the highest sense of that term.  He has been a facilitator of the institutions that sustain and enhance the life experience for children, adults and seniors in the City of Inglewood.

He gives of his time, wisdom and expertise as a board member for the largest hospital in the City of Inglewood.  He chairs “Partners for Progress”, a collection of the largest employers, service and business entities in the City of Inglewood, whose purpose is the economic, educational, and spiritual development of the City of Inglewood.  Marc was also instrumental in the negotiations to bring Madison Square Garden of New York to the City of Inglewood by purchasing and committing to renovate and reopen the Forum as a concert venue.

Institutions and communities if they are fortunate have exceptional people within their midst that add value in times of crisis and times of progress.  Marc Little is one of the anchors of the City of Inglewood.

– James T. Butts, Jr. Mayor of Inglewood

Marc is a man of strong moral conviction and passion. His story is compelling and a testament to how a commitment to hard work and perseverance pays off. He is an education advocate, as a board member for Crown Prep Academy he was instrumental in the founding and governing of the charter school. He is a voice for silenced urban youth and is an inspiration.

– Laura McGowan-Robinson, Executive Director, Crown Preparatory Academy

It is with heartfelt joy that I provide this brief description of my work with Marc Little.  We reached out to Marc and were able to convince him to become a Governing Board member of our hospital.  I did not know at the time, and actually could not have known at the time, how very fortunate we were to bring him onto our Board.  Rarely in one’s life do we have the privilege of meeting individuals that impact us in profoundly positive ways, where we work to elevate ourselves to their level.  Typically the qualities are a combination of tremendous strength of character, humility, accountability, integrity, spirituality and commitment to family and community. Marc possesses all of these in great abundance and it is my privilege and honor to know him as a friend and to work with him as a colleague.

– Linda Bradley, CEO Centinela Hospital Medical Center

The Prodigal Republican: Faith & Politics epitomizes what Marc Little is all about.  His faith and his politics are the catalysts for his life work as a change agent on behalf of spiritually-healthy and economically- sustainable Black families and communities through the practice of strong Christian values.   A thought-provoking read!

– Deborah Wood, Executive Director, Community & Family Services Commission City of Los Angeles

Marc and I have worked together on the Board of Directors of Westside Pregnancy Clinic for the past two years.  His commitment to the cause, excellent leadership skills, and remarkable connections in the community have launched our agency onto a new and incredible path.  Marc leads with precision and fairness, and people are drawn to submit to his knowledge and authority.  Yet, the most outstanding and noticeable quality about Marc is humility.  It guides his every decision and is evident to everyone that comes into contact with him–regardless of their interaction.  I am continually amazed by Marc’s commitment to the city of Los Angeles, and to those in need.  His life is a living testimony.  I am honored to serve alongside him, and to witness the legacy and the impact of his life.

– Talithia Philips, Westside Pregnancy Clinic

Marc T. Little has served as President of Inglewood Partners for Progress during the most challenging years of its history.  The Great Recession has had a dramatic impact on Inglewood and its largest employers, and threatened their continued participation in our co-op marketing fund.  But Marc Little personally infused the group with confidence for the future, and restored the group’s commitment to working together.  He possesses tremendous insight into business, but his inspiring leadership style conveys a much deeper meaning.  He is clearly responding to a higher calling.

Each of our members has reshaped its business model — not merely to cope with the present — but to boldly position itself for the future.  At the same time, Inglewood is benefitting from new and energetic leadership in City Hall.  Mr. Little has reinvigorated and expanded the group’s membership, and has personally seen to it that Partners for Progress remains the single most influential business group in Inglewood.

Our unique public/private partnership works to improve the public image of Inglewood, while improving public access to its sports, entertainment, shopping and medical facilities.  Marc Little has single-handedly held the Partners for Progress together, and added projects that benefit the community as a whole.  Partners for Progress has never been more effective or more united.

– Patrick Barry, Project Administrator Inglewood Partners for Progress