james crockett, executive director
James Crockett was raised on the west side of Chicago by a single mother who was raising 5 children in a very high-risk neighborhood. James got caught up in the street life and found himself in prison, which is where Jesus met him. When he got out of prison he was motivated to change his life around and also reach those who are going through the same struggles that he has. In 2010 James began a men's Bible study with the men in the North of Howard neighborhood, which was the beginning of what God has grown to become C24/7 Father's Arms Ministries.
James has a great passion for street ministry and walking with high-risk men through some of the toughest of situations. He loves building relationships with those in his neighborhood and others who do not look like him because he says he has something to learn from everyone. He is married to Natalie Crockett and has 6 children.
natalie crockett, program director
Natalie Crockett, a graduate from Olivet Nazarene University, has been working in the North of Howard Neighborhood since 2011. Her passion to build relationships with the children, men and women in the neighborhood inspired her to move in and become their neighbor. Her and her husband, James Crockett, founded C24/7 Father's Arms Ministries in 2016 in order to reach more of the community and bring the good news of the Gospel of Jesus. She has 6 wonderful children and in her free time (what free time?) she enjoys doing puzzles, drinking coffee with friends and watching "This Is Us."
bob bobesink, Director of after-school program
Bob Bobesink first got involved with C24/7 Father's Arms Ministries over three years ago, volunteering through his church. He previously taught Math and Social Studies at a Christian alternative high school in Chicago. Bob really enjoys helping young people gain confidence in their own abilities, reach their God-given potential, and eventually thrive, when given a safe, loving, and respectful atmosphere to grow in.
jordan harper, director of development
Jordan Harper comes to us having recently finished his Master's Degree in Management from the University of Notre Dame. Before working for C24/7, Jordan served as a church youth director, public school teacher, and student-athlete mentor. His passion for walking with young people in reaching their full potential is rivaled only by his love for sports and spending time with his wife and daughter.
shapree Mallory, after-school program monitor
Shapree Mallory is a mother, a designer, a 2017 graduate of C24/7's Job Development Program, and our After-school Program Monitor. She is someone who embraces God's Love and shines it on everyone she meets.
She works with our students to ensure they have a safe, organized, and effective work environment when they come to After-school.
montrell williams, assistant director of dreams, visions, works
Montrell Williams was the first graduate of C24/7's Job Development Program, and is passionate about bringing the change he found to others in the neighborhood. Montrell has built strong relationships with members of the community, and currently helps recruit, train, and advocate for our job training students.