When Trey Hill started Mercy Street in West Dallas, he had a dream. It was “to have someone from West Dallas be equipped to run the ministry.” After 16 years of dreaming, Trey’s hope will become a reality on Thursday, August 1, when West Dallas native Carlton Oby becomes the executive director of the program “to spark community restoration by engaging in mutually-transforming relationships with the future leaders of West Dallas and beyond.”
For Carlton is a coming home situation. From 2006-2014, he held various position at Mercy Street including High School Mentor Coordinator and Director of Leadership Institute as well as serving as the Association Executive Director.
According to Trey, “Carlton’s returning to Mercy Street to lead the organization is the embodiment of what we hope to see. Carlton understands the ministry from the inside out, is an experienced leader, a charismatic presence, and a great role model.”
Most recently Carlton was VP of Ministries for The Mentoring Alliance that serves East Texas youth and families.
As Carlton put it, “My dream for the community is to create a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational movement of people that will work for the glory of God and the good of the city of Dallas and beyond.”
* Photo provided by Mercy Street