Our Team

TonyStewart86 - President and Founder

Tony was born in Germany and grew up in the Lehigh Valley about an hour outside of Philadelphia. At a young age the values of hard work and family were instilled in him through the example of his parents.  After committing to Penn State University he completed a successful college career earning his degree and being drafted to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tony Stewart Beyond The Locker

His professional football career took Tony from the east coast with the Philadelphia Eagles to the west coast with the Oakland Raiders making a stop with the Cincinnati Bengals in between. Tony, during his 9 year NFL career, was known as a blue collar professional succeeding through hard work and dedication. 

Tony's main focus during his playing career was devoted to mentoring both youth and his peers.  He was also nominated by his Cincinnati and Oakland teammates as the NFL Players Association union representative. He was recognized for his work in the community by being nominated for the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award which is unique among NFL honors. It is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service activities as well as his excellence on the field.

Tony realizes that his experiences in the NFL has prepared him to do greater things in his future. He hopes to completely submit himself to the power that is at work within him and fully understand the power and awesomeness of God.  He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children, where he is enjoying his first ministry, leading his family.

TRANSPARENT - Motivational Artist

Originally from Richmond, California, Transparent is an international rap artist and motivational speaker.  He is also a Bishop O'Dowd High School and Fresno State University Alumni with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development.  In November 2005, Transparent began to follow two callings that God has place on his life.  The first, ministering the gospel through music, and the second, starting his own non-profit organization called "On Purpose Inc.", designed to cater to the youth of both Contra Costa and Solano County. 

Transparent has ministered at approximately 500 different venues throughout the country including 4 international tours.  Wherever you find Transparent, be it ministering through music, motivating youth or just speaking into the lives of people he encounters, it is relevant that throughout these great accomplishments, his focus remains the same, which is to "Enhance lives one second at a time". 

Chris Avila - Emcee and Motivational Speaker

Born in New Jersey in a struggling family of four, Chris learned the importance of having Faith.  Through many setbacks in life, especially losing his Mother at the age of 12, Chris was determined to make something out of his life.  Many doors opened for Chris early in his life.  He worked for a major secular radio station, starred in an independent film and shot various commercials.  At the age of 19, Chris felt the call of God and dropped everything going for him to seek after his creator.  By the time he turned 20, Chris was speaking at camps, churches, high school, junior high, college campuses. and to many pro athletes entertainers.  

In May of 2002 Chris gained a bachelor's degree in Church Leadership at Bethany College in Scott's Valley California.  Currently Chris resides in San Jose, California.  He is on staff at The Cathedral of Faith as the Jr. High Pastor under the leadership of Pastors Kenny and Ken Forman.  Chris is married to his lovely wife Kristina.