Total Youth Development Training Center

Dr. Coach C. – The Motivator


19-years Ordained Pastor, 26-year military veteran, 40-years martial arts expert, and compelling public speaker,
Dr. Coach C’s lifelong mission has been to encourage and mentor young people, to give them the love and guidance that he didn’t have as a child, and to create hope for their future success.

Dr. Coach C.’s goal is to create a mindset of responsibility and accountability for completing assigned tasks and rewarding them with love and praise. We must listen carefully to our young people and motivate, ignite our youth with coping skills to move forward everyday of their life. In the words of  Mr. John Wooden, legendary coach of UCLA basketball,

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you capable of becoming.”


Some highlights from Dr. Coach C’s life story

  • Co-Author of Focusing on Your Dreams – 2006
  • NBA Chaplain for Los Angeles, Clippers – 2004-2011
  • 2010 Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, 40 Years
  • Retired from Palm Springs Unified School District, 2017
  • U. S. Army Retired after 26 Years
  • U. S. Army Master Fitness Trainer for 20 years
  • 2019 Received Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary
  • Riverside County 2022 Probation Department Volunteer of the Year

Today Pastor Cummings also known as Dr. Coach C. “THE MOTIVATOR” and his wife Cherl are the founders of Palm Desert Christian Center and home of Total Youth Development Center. Whether you need someone to talk with ‘one-on-one’, a shoulder for your child to lean on, or a speaker who can ignite your church or business group with a dynamic message, call on Dr. Coach C. His heart is always open.

Dr. Coach C. Receives ERAC Volunteer of the Year Award

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Indio, California 92201

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