Freedom Week Lecture: Rev. Derek McCoy

Topic: CURE and its mission

Rev. Derek McCoy joined forces with CURE in May 2015 to direct the efforts to build out our CURE National Clergy Network and serves as the Executive Vice President at the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) which works to fight poverty and restore dignity through the message of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. Cure addresses issues of race, poverty and culture via policy, media, and a National CURE clergy network. McCoy has an extensive background in policy, political strategy, and advocacy on key cultural issues including race, poverty, life, marriage, and religion.

Rev. McCoy has served as the President of the Maryland Family Alliance, SVP for the High Impact Leadership Coalition, Coalitions Director, and Outreach Director on key political and issue campaigns and initiatives. He has been a consistent voice of championing issues of justice and righteousness.

In addition, Rev. McCoy has served for over 20 years as an associate Pastor of Hope Christian Church. He has been instrumental in conducting educational summits with pastors, community leaders, and citizens.

He has been featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, NPR, FOX Business, EWTN, Gospel Today, and Family News in Focus, WYPR, KKLA, WAVA, EWTN, KQED, and KJLH. In addition, he is also in publications such as Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New American Media, LA Sentinel, and The Washington Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Rev. McCoy served our great nation, in the United States Army Reserve. He has also held management positions and has received regional and nation awards from Fortune 500 companies.

Mark Skousen was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world.  He is currently a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California.  He has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies.  In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University.  He has also taught economics, finance and business at Barnard, Mercy and Rollins colleges, and Chapman University.  Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (  He was analyst for the CIA, a columnist to Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York.  He is the editor of his own website,, and is the producer and CEO of FreedomFest, Inc., “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” which meets every July in Las Vegas (  He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC’s Kudlow & Co. and Rick Santelli Weekly Commentary, and C-SPAN Book TV.  His economics works include The Making of Modern Economics (Routledge), The Big Three in Economics (ME Sharpe), and EconoPower (Wiley & Sons).  His investment books include Investing in One Lesson (Capital Press), and The Maxims of Wall Street (Eagle Publishing).  In 2006, he compiled and edited The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery).  In honor of his work in economics, finance and management, Grantham University renamed its business school, “The Mark Skousen School of Business.”  Based on his work The Structure of Production (NYU Press, 1990), the federal government now publishes Gross Ouput (GO) every quarter, the first macro statistic to be published since GDP was invented in the 1940s. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:30pm

Strosacker Library, S-1
43.628913, -84.276832

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