Meet The Facilitator
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.