Meet The Facilitator

Joel Gray

Joel Gray is a Pittsburgh-native, who currently resides in the Northside. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for Sport Management and a Master of Science in Competitive Intelligence Systems from Robert Morris University. He has nearly fifteen years of experience in both professional and collegiate sports and currently serves as the Manager of Community Outreach for the Pittsburgh Pirates, in which he is responsible for proactively identifying and developing partnerships with the community-at-large, with a focus on diverse populations.

Since the of age five, Gray has had a passion for Jesus Christ and to this day, seeks ways to continuously match His will with the Lord’s when it comes to establishing Heaven on Earth in all matters of life. In the position he holds today, Gray plans to continuously follow God’s lead and provide bridges of opportunity for growth and development for the next generation of ministry and sport.

In addition, Gray serves as Director of AfricaBookBagz, a not-for-profit ministry that educates youth cross-culturally to become leaders in America and Africa by empowering them through the love of Jesus Christ. He is a graduate of Uncommon Sports Group’s Team 28, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Collaborative, and Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative Cohort 28. He is also a recipient of New Pittsburgh Courier’s FAB 40 Class of 2019, WHIRL Magazine’s 20 in Their 20s Class of 2018, Young Gifted & Black Award Class of 2017, and is a featured story in Young Black Pittsburgh (YNGBLKPGH) by Brian R. Burley.

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Coaching Young Adults Mastermind Group

Are you finding it challenging to connect with the next generation of leaders? Are there career opportunities on your radar that you’d love to fill with the next generation of leaders?

This mastermind is designed to empower you to become a change agent, champion, and life coach for the youth in your sphere of influence.

As the facilitator, Gray will utilize his more than 10 years of experience of ideating, launching, and executing various youth engagement techniques – such as AfricaBookBagz Ambassador Program, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Curt Roberts: Step Up to the Plate Diversity Recruiting Event, Leader Pittsburgh’s EastShore Community Impact Project, Locking Arms Men’s Journey to Authentic Manhood, and more – to walk the group through…

  1. identifying the disconnects
  2. sharing best practices
  3. ideating solutions
  4. launching initiatives

…that will proactively strengthen leaders relationship’s with young adults (age 15-25)

Goal: to expose youth to professional / life opportunities and experiences that will strengthen their development both personally and professionally




2nd Tuesday of Every Month


$200/month or $2,200/year if paid upfront

What are L3 Mastermind Groups?

Small Groups of 8-12 leaders.

Meeting every other week for 1.5 hours

Leadership development through mutual accountability.

Greg Furer

"Being in a Mastermind Group has helped me become a better husband, father, and leader. I became a facilitator to serve others and help change their lives.

Little did I know that my life would be the one that was changed by the men in my group.

In addition to developing leadership skills from facilitating you will learn from the members you serve."

-Greg Furer, CEO of Beratung Advisors