Born May 15, 1951, to Willie and Viola Revish, I attended Virginia Avenue Elementary and A.P. Hill Elementary School. A 1970 graduate of Peabody High School, . I attended John Tyler Community College and in 1975, I transferred to Virginia State College (University) where I also became a member of the ETA chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated.
After leaving Virginia State College, I taught school at Peabody Junior High until I joined the United States Army where I served for 3 to 5 years after which, because of my devotion to students and education I taught school in Fairfax, VA for four years. Later, I worked at Petersburg Wastewater Treatment Plant, my job was testing water samples and read meters.
In 2003, I married Katie B. Harris and on July 21, 1989, our son, Pearre Donta Revish was born. Now a student majoring in psychology and mass communication at John Tyler Community College, he celebrated a Spring 2012, graduation and is currently enrolled at Virginia State University.
From September 1993 to June 1999, I started a volunteer program in six Petersburg Schools called "School Watch".
This program monitors the hallways and cafeteria, helps in the classrooms and works at school activities. With more than 100 volunteers serving, the Program received local news (Channel 8) coverage and was recognized by letters of commendation from President Bill Clinton and Virginia Governor Gilmore.
In 2000, I worked in the after school tutoring program, at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist, called Achievers Plus. The program was three days a week and provided children with homework help, an afternoon snack and after school activities.
Continuing to pursue opportunities to serve students and the community, I volunteered with the Matoaca High School football team and have now worked with the youth for over 35 years.
As a member of Third Baptist Church, Petersburg Virginia, under the Pastoral leadership of Reverend Leroy Cherry, I serve or have served as deacon, Sunday and Vacation Bible School teacher, and van driver.
Now, in 2013 as I continue my commitment to youth, education and our community, I began to work with other visionaries and committed community leaders to encourage our youth.
We recently launched the “Pull Your Pants Up” project and video, of which I am associate producer. This is a nation-wide initiative designed to encourage our youth to be responsible, accountable and prepared to meet and exceed the acceptable societal standards and to rise above the norm. For more information, please view the video at www.pypu.net.