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Bishop Edgar L. Vann, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Bishop Edgar Vann is Senior Pastor of Detroit’s Second Ebenezer Church. For the past 45 years he has been a civic leader in the City of Detroit. He is a product of Wayne State University and the University of Detroit.


Bishop Vann is the visionary behind over $65 million of development in the city of Detroit; $25 million is invested in the 15-acre Worship Center, located on Dequindre Road, at I-75 and East McNichols in Detroit, Michigan. Bishop Vann is the Founder of the Vanguard Community Development Corporation where $63 million dollars of housing and commercial property has been developed, by way of affordable real estate housing and commercial developments, including a $9 million dollar, 48-unit senior citizen complex.


Bishop Vann has extensive community involvement, a few of his civic and community organizations include: Executive Committee Member of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Mosaic Youth Theater, Wayne State University’s Research & Technology Park, The Skillman Foundation, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Coalition of Human Rights, Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Health System Board of Directors, Commissioner for the Detroit Police Department, Habitat for Humanity, and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. He has also served as consultant and advisor to governors, mayors, civic officials and corporate executives throughout the state of Michigan.

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