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Helping people move forward in their financial lives.



We serve with truthfulness so others can depend on our character.


We value and respect all people as we work toward accomplishing our


We serve people with kindness, gladness, and compassion.


We are responsive, solution oriented, and we keep moving forward with


We pray for Godly wisdom and maintain a positive attitude as we believe for
a better future.


We are good stewards over all God has entrusted to us.


We are building a better, scalable, and sustainable future.

Forward Memphis, a Trusted, Affordable, and Sustainable Alternative to Payday Lending

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Forward Memphis is a collaboration of financial institutions, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and corporations focused on ending generational cycles of payday lenders.

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We have a dedicated team of qualified money coaches who serve our clients with excellence by providing a thorough assessment and making recommendations that are sustainable to help them reach financial success.

Chief Executive Officer

Travis Moody

Travis Moody is the founder and leader for Forward Memphis, a non-profit organization
focused on interrupting generational cycles of predatory lending. He transitions from
serving as a pastor at The Life Church of Memphis where he has served the last 11 years.
He is the author of Focus on the Giver, Not the Gift: Ten Strategies for Building a
Generous Church Culture, Financial Breakthrough: God’s Plan for Getting out of Debt,
and Winning: The Guide to a Life of Peace and Purpose.

Travis Moody is a native Memphian and a proud graduate of Memphis Hamilton High
School. He attended Georgia Tech on a football scholarship and graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He also received an MBA from
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Travis spent over 17 years as a manager and executive with three Fortune 500
companies (Procter and Gamble, Weyerhaeuser, and Target) in South Carolina,
Washington, Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

He has been married to his amazing wife, Carol, for over thirty-one years. They
have four adult children and live in Cordova, Tennessee.

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Operations Director & Money Coach

T.K. Jones

Miss T.K. Jones is a dedicated professional who genuinely cares about people.

After spending over 25 years in the financial services industry working for several
Fortune 500 companies, T.K. retired from a successful career to pursue her ministry calling by joining the staff of The Life Church. In her role, she provided leadership to volunteer engagement and led a team of money coaches who helped people pay off debt, buy new
homes and start successful businesses.

As Operations Director and Money Coach for Forward Memphis, T.K.'s mission is to encourage people to achieve their financial dreams and build multi-generational wealth that brings multi-generational blessings.


Interested in joining the team? Check out the listing of our current openings and send us your resume.

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