He has been a pastor in African Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-eight years. He is currently the pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a mentor, leader, educator, reconciler, and a master encourager who has a heart for the people. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice with a minor in rehabilitative services, master degree of divinity in Christian education and doctor of ministry degree in leadership development and organization dynamics, with his dissertation focusing on healing and reconciliation in the twenty-first century. He enjoys family, preaching, traveling, and empowering positive transformation in the lives of all ages regardless of race, color, or creed. It is his goal to offer as much help as possible to people all the world who have been hurt, wounded, burned—both in the sacred and secular arenas of live—and provide effective ways to begin a process of healing and reconciliation so that those persons can start putting their stuff, hurt, and pain in the past. He is married to Kimberly Renee Huggins-Marshall. They are the proud parents of one son, Joshua James Huggins Marshall.