Dr. Johnny and Lezlyn Parker (Keynote Speakers)
Executive CoachES & Relationship ArchitectS
The Parker Group, LLC
Dr. Johnny and Lezlyn Parker are relationship architects who help couples build marriages that flourish. They are the founders of The Parker Group, LLC which provides leadership/relationship development and coaching. They have spoken nationally for Family Life’s “Weekend to Remember” marriage conferences for over 10 years and have served as life coaches (chaplains) of the Washington Redskins and Washington Mystics. Most recently, Johnny and Lezlyn have served as relationship coaches to the Pittsburgh Steelers players and their wives. They help CEO’s and professional athletes (NFL, NBA, PGA, WNBA) cultivate healthy lives and strong relationships. They have spoken on cruises with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Black and Married with Kids. He is a featured relationship expert in the film, “Still Standing” also produced by Black and Married with Kids.
Lezlyn is a certified life coach and is a contributing author of Girl, Get Your Fight Back. She is also a former Mary Kay Consultant and coaches women in inner and outer beauty. She enjoys traveling, reading, walking, decorating and frequent shopping expeditions.
Johnny oversees the counseling and men’s ministries at First Baptist Church of Glenarden and he is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his marriage enrichment work, he provides leadership development, team building and executive coaching to high-performing businesses and organizations. He is the author of Renovating Your Marriage and his latest book, Turn the Page: Unlocking the Story Within You.
In May 2008, Dr. Parker along with other marriage experts and researchers was invited to the White House to explore ways to strengthen marriages in America. Johnny is also a featured relationship expert in Black and Married with Kids “Still Standing” video.
His work has been highlighted on CNN International, BET, Ebony, NBC’s Viewpoint, Washington Post, Sister to Sister and Essence. He enjoys traveling, reading, visiting historical sites, exercising and listening to jazz with Lezlyn and accompanying her on shopping expeditions.
Lezlyn has a B.A. in Education from Liberty University. Johnny holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership (Regent University) and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Bowie State University).
The Parkers reside outside Washington, D.C. and love hanging out with their three sons, JP, Jordan and Joel and their energetic Cocker Spaniel, Jay-Jay.