Dent Enterprises, Inc. is a real estate investment, strategic planning and consulting firm focused on helping individuals, families and organizations develop,communicate and execute vision. Bringing over 50 years of combined experience in real estate, organizational management, non-profit development and strategic planning, Dent Enterprises is positioned to help redevelop communities by strengthening families and the organizations that support them. Our real estate investment division allows us to partner with local CDC's to redevelop underserved communities by renovating distressed properties and helping families to become homeowners. Dent Enterprises believes that the foundation to a healthy community is healthy families engaged in the process of homeownership.
Our EPI Division works with faith-based, civic and government entities to bring parenting programs to their congregation, city and community. We equip parents with tools to effectively steward their families and help set their children up for success. Strong parents. Strong families. Strong communities. The Complete Thinker brings our expertise to you. Through speaking, lectures and workshop facilitation, we bring the tools your business or organization needs in-house to your team. We can custom-build a curriculum just for your organization based on your needs. Check out our online blog, The Complete Thinker, for weekly strategies for maximizing your potential.
Who we are...
Dr. Charles Dent Dr. Dent possesses over 32 years of experience helping individuals and organizations alike to develop and communicate vision and chart a course to success. Dr. Dent understands what it takes to start small as well as how to reach beyond traditional walls and overcome the barriers which hinder growth.
Upon completion of his military career with the United States Marine Corps (1979-1989), he returned to Augusta, Georgia to attend Paine College where he majored in Philosophy while working for the University Hospital in their chaplaincy program. Dr. Dent went on to attend Erskine Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity Degree and later his PhD from Christian Bible College & Seminary in Independence, Missouri.
Utilizing Biblical principles for growth and development, Dr. Dent has helped both secular and religious organizations alike to strategically develop vision and mission and to execute for success.
Most recently, Dr. Dent and his wife, Jabaria, launched a new ministry fellowship, The City of Grace in Mobile, Alabama. A sought after lecturer, preacher and speaker, Dr. Dent travels the country helping leaders to set the vision for their lives and their organizations.
Dr. Dent has written numerous articles and has authored and published three books; Date Rape at 11:00am Sunday, How to Overcome the Predator of Your Faith and When a Woman Gives up Her Heart. He is currently working on his fourth book which is expected to be published by the spring of 2016.
Jabaria Dent Strategically positioned at the intersection of the sacred and the secular, Jabaria Dent works with the Mobile Area Education Foundation where she coalesces fifteen years human resources management experience with her passion for public education to serve as the Director for Strategic Partnerships and Engagement. An SPHR certified human resources professional, Jabaria blends her love for Christ’s church and obedience to his mission and mandate with her business acumen to help faith based and community non-profits develop, communicate and execute their vision and goals. She also possesses experience in real estate investing and is currently purchasing and flipping houses all along the gulf coast. She works with local banks and financial institutions to help families position themselves financially to become homeowners through her "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" pathway to homeownership program.
Jabaria has a passion for helping people tap into their unique gifts and talents to mobilize the church to action and impact culture and communities. A native of Mobile, AL, Jabaria moved to the DC Metro Area in 1999 after completing her undergraduate studies at Spring Hill College in Political Science, English and Law. She went on to pursue her Master of Divinity degree from Evangel Theological Seminary.
A third generation preacher, teacher and psalmist, she has served in small and large historic congregations along the east coast including assignments at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC and New Life Anointed Ministries in Woodbridge, VA. In 2010, Jabaria accepted an assignment to serve as the first female minister on staff at the historic Stone Street Baptist Church where she served from 2010 until early 2016. Most recently, she and her husband, Dr. Charles Dent, planted a church in Mobile, AL, The City of Grace. Together, they teach and preach God’s word each Sunday and travel around the country serving as guest lecturers and facilitators, helping churches to grow and thrive, especially in the areas of strategic planning and faith visioneering. Jabaria is also an avid blogger and online media presence publishing weekly broadcasts on FB and leading a monthly in-person and online Bible Study series, Divine Divas. Together, she and her husband, Dr. Charles Dent, have six children: Jessica, Meagan, Chelsea, Christopher, Sharayon and Kennedy; and two dogs—Lady and Carter.