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D. Gatheright's motto is "I have failed so many times that I stumbled unto success." A never give up mentality has helped him become a wonderful speaker, accomplished writer, an excellent teacher. His speaking, teaching, writing, and lifestyle reflects a life of using faith to overcome fear. His faith in God controls and consoles him and this is evident in all his endeavors.

He was born in Chicago, IL, and is one out of eighteen children. D. Gatheright has been married to Gabrielle Gatheright for twenty-five years and has four wonderful children Denisya, Dennis II, Gabriella, Gabriel. Also, God has blessed the family with two wonderful grandchildren Celeste and Celene.


he has worked with inner-city programs

and various social service agencies for sixteen years. Currently, he is working as a part-time therapist at Ada S. Mckinley Community Services. He is a motivational speaker, gifted orator, and author of four published books, "Spiritual Sense," "Dream to the Extreme," and "Life is Poetry."Another one of his books "Replacing the Addiction" has just been republished. Please purchase your copies today. Also, listen weekly to "The Journey from being hurt to healed" podcast. This podcast can be accessed through this website and other podcast platforms.

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