Brother Sam Radford
Samuel Leon Radford, III is the CEO of Inpowerment Training and Consultations. He is a Motivational Speaker, Teacher, Trainer, Author, Publisher, Producer and Community Activist. And, he is a proud Husband, Father and Grandfather, and a good friend of our ministry, Unity of Buffalo.
Samuel L. Radford, III, who is more affectionately known as “Brother Sam”, was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He attended Hutch-Tech H.S., and then spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the USMC he traveled to many cities throughout the country and has lived in South Carolina, California, North Carolina and Japan. He has also traveled to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Hawaii, and Mexico.
After returning to Buffalo in 1990 Brother Sam attended College at Erie Community College and SUNY Empire State in Buffalo. While at ECC, he served as Black Student Union president, Student Government Association President and SUNY Statewide Student Association Vice President.
After college, Brother Sam went to work for the New York State Martin L. King Jr. Institute and Commission for Nonviolence as a Trainer. Using his experience as a trainer, Brother Sam in 1995 started his own self-help training, consultation and publishing company, Inpowerment Training and Consultations and Inpowerment Communications Inc. As a trainer and speaker, Brother Sam has trained at some 250 organizations throughout the country. Some of the organizations include: The United States Air Force, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Albany, University of Rhode Island, Howard University, Morehouse College, Spellman College, Miami Police Department, Berkshire Farm center for youth, New York City protestant welfare agencies, NYS Dept. of Labor, Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, Ella Baker Academy, Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools in Tennessee, Buffalo Public Schools, Albany Public Schools, Providence Public schools, Calvary Baptist Church, New Hope Church, Evangelistic Temple, Muhammad’s Mosque #23, NCCJ and Women for Human Right and Dignity just to name a few.
Brother Sam is currently employed as the Director of Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. Masten Resource Center. He also currently serves as the President of the Buffalo Public Schools District Parent Coordinating Council. He has been an active parent in the Buffalo Public Schools for more than 15 Years.
In July of 2011 He was invited to participate in President Obama’s White House Community Leadership Briefing Series and Served on the White House Community Leadership Council for Education On August 22, 2013 Brother Sam was able to personally meet with President Barrack Obama when he kicked off an Education Initiative at the University of Buffalo. President Obama encouraged Brother Sam and the Parents of Buffalo to continue their fight for what is best for their children.
As a community activist Brother Sam is the Co-Chair for the Millions More Movement Buffalo Local Action Committee. The BLAC has the mission of mobilizing the Black community to take responsibility for and to meet its own needs.
He is the recipient of many community awards; most recently he has been awarded with the 2009 Umoja “Man of the Year Award, 2009 Assoc. of Black Social Workers Community Service Award, Harriet Tubman Award, African American Historical Society Award, 2010 Black Achievers Award, 2011 Phi Beta Sigma Education Community Service award, The Buffalo News 2011 Citizen of the YEAR and 2013 Mayors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, to name a few.
Brother Sam has dedicated his life to bringing a message of “Inner Power” and has coined the term “IN” Powerment to describe when an individual or group learns to access their own personal inner power to achieve their life goals and solve life problems. An Inpowerment Workshop with Brother Sam cannot be described or defined, it must be experienced. His enthusiasm cannot be captured with words you have to be there, it is truly a life changing experience that you will always remember.
If you are interested in having Brother Sam do an Inpowerment workshop or as a speaker call (716) 578-3571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward Welch Jr.
is a native of Buffalo New York. Ordained by the Late Great Bishop Dr. Barbara Lewis King. Edward was born on September 3, 1969, to his loving parents Edward and Vivian Welch (AKA-Samadah Nur-Deceased). Edward was raised by his parents, great grand-parents, grand parents uncles, aunts, cousins and neighbors. Edward spent most of his summers in Erie PA as no stranger to hard work. His summers were spent with his Grand Parents and Great Grandparents helping in their businesses and ventures. Before he and his cousins could go out to play, they had to read a verse out of the Bible or the Quran. At night his GrandMother would say “Go somewhere and Be still….still your mind.” Later he understood this to be her way to say go meditate and disconnect.
After his family relocated southern California in the early 80’s Edward was exposed to Rosicrucianism (one of the founding movements of New Thought), the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism and later Judaism. During this time Edward discovered that most religions had a come goal of one divine source that is above all things.
After attending Buffalo State University (SUNY), Edward Welch attended Georgia State University in Atlanta on a student exchange program where he met his future wife of 17 years, Chantell (Hardy) Welch. After being married the couple were invited to Hillside. Edward recognized the teachings and the Minister who he had met a few times previously. After recovering the Truth teaching, while coaching his son’s (Edward Welch III) basketball team and starting a New Business he realized that he could speak life and inspiration into the people around him. After using the mustard seed to give a symbolism of what could be done by the power of thought and words he knew he had been conducting the work of the creator all along throughout his life.
Edward’s ministry shall be focused on empowering the person within, addressing the whole you in order to live life as the fullest expression of the real you. Edward would like to thank all the teachers, ministers, friends, family, and all of mankind for the impact that they have bestowed upon his life.
Spirit of Choice “I Have commanded you to be strong and of good courage? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Allan Jamieson Sr. | Wolf clan | Cayuga Nation
- Founder/Director of Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, a non-profit art and cultural organization based in Buffalo/Niagara Falls NY. Responsible for overall management of programs and services.
- President, Fort Erie Native Friendship Center, Indigenous Community center serving all ages with a 2 million dollar budget.
- Elder for Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle, based in Thorold Ontario
- National Aboriginal Health Organization, Traditional Health and Healing Policy Analyst, Ottawa ON
- Produced videos in the 90’s on “Maid of the Mist’ and Columbus.
- MA in American studies concentration Native Studies where I designed and taught Native American literature course. University of Buffalo 1987
- BA in English from Buffalo State College 1984