Monday , 11 December 2017

Reel McKinney: Marcus Elliott Tells `Stuart J’s Lens’ He Hopes to Touch Lives Through Faith and Sports Journalism

By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff

I first met Marcus Elliott three or four years ago, when we worked together in the newspaper world. He seemed like a nice fellow who enjoyed reporting about sports in McKinney, Anna and Melissa. What I learned about Marcus was his passion for helping people, particularly kids who are struggling with the pressures not unfamiliar to most of us growing up.

Today Marcus still covers sports in Anna and Melissa, but this is simply an extension of his greater calling as a youth pastor. Getting out to sporting events helps him stay in touch with the kids who seem to gravitate to the kind of friendship, guidance and counsel Marcus provides.

Marcus and I chatted a few weeks ago at Denny’s in McKinney and here is what Marcus had to share.

Stuart J’s Lens provides the opportunity to get to know some of the more interesting people and personalities in and around McKinney. If you think you have a story to tell, or know someone that does, send me an email at spearlman@townsquarebuzz.com and tell me all about it.

About the Author
Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney. His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on TownSquareBuzz.com. Follow Stuart of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Editor’s Note: “Reel McKinney” is a regular Buzz TV video series about our city. Besides `Stuart J’s Lens,’ watch for `MacTalk’ (Matt Bado’s show about all things McKinney), `The Sports Bar’ (Mike Bruu’s inside look at McKinney sports), `The Good Life’ (our local entertainment and lifestyle scene) and … psst … something new will debut very shortly. Watch for it on TSB.

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