Dr. Frank Lance
May 17, 2023

We hit a high point for Holiness this month when we welcomed Dr. Frank Lance – the President and CEO of the venerable Parks and People Foundation and the Sr. Pastor at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.

We talk about everything Parks and People and the amazing work that this transformative organization is doing all over Baltimore City.  There's not a neighborhood out there that hasn't been improved by this organization – serving thousands of residents and hundreds of kids. It is the Parks and People Foundation that is holding our city's park system together and adding green space for residents all over Baltimore.  

Parks and People programs workforce development and training on how to maintain landscapes, conducts summer camps for hundreds of kids, keeps a sharp focus on improving our City's park system – one of the largest in the country.

Frank, the Pastor of the Church right across the street from the new Parks and People HQ at Druid Hill Park, made his way onto the Board and then Board Chair Matt Kostmayer saw the light and approached Frank about filling the open position for CEO.  Matt said it was the "smartest move ever" and the Board agreed and its been a great four years since he took over.

With a steady hand at the till, the foundation continues it's growth – making Baltimore a healthier and greener place for all residents. Frank understood the energy of the founder – the great Sally Michel – the force behind making this organization happen when Mayor Schaefer challenged a group of supporters to rally around our Parks.

Tune into this great conversation. It's Spring and our people are returning to our Parks – all made better by the great work of this incredible institution. Thanks Frank Lance for stepping up and thanks for all you and your staff are doing to make our park system the best it can be.

The Great Dr. Rev. Al Hathaway (He's Holy) and Martin G. Knott Jr (I'm Knott) bring forward special guests to talk about amazing things that are happening throughout the great city of Baltimore. We will be operating without a net and talking about everything under the sun. Who can stop what must arrive now, something new is waiting to be born!