Lloyd Marcus bio

The UK Guardian declared prolific writer, singer and songwriter Lloyd Marcus the Tea Party Movement’s most prominent African American; seen on Fox News, CNN and more. Rejecting hyphenating, Marcus is renowned for proclaiming, “I am NOT an African-American! I am Lloyd Marcus AMERICAN!!!”

Marcus is Chairman of Conservative Campaign Committee PAC. It’s mission is to elect conservative candidates across America.

Speaking and performing his original song, “American Tea Party Anthem”, Marcus has attended over 400 tea party rallies on 12 national bus tours (Stop Obama Tour, Tea Party Express Tours and the Defeat Obama Renew America Tour). A highlight was the Rally to Stop Obamacare in Washington DC attended by 1.7 million. Marcus’ albums can be purchased at

Foreword by Michelle Malkin, Marcus authored “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember We Are The World? Marcus rallied conservative musicians, singers and bands to recorded his song, “Taking Back America”. The project is titled, “Tea Are The World” which also includes 44 songs of every genre. All proceeds from “Tea Are The World” benefit,

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Conservative Campaign Committee


May 2006, DeLand Deltona Beacon

A tall man in a low-crowned, wide-brimmed, Western-style hat stood outside the Republican Party headquarters in Deltona.

It was just before the 2004 presidential election. Not surprisingly for someone standing outside Republican headquarters, the man’s sign urged passers-by to re-elect President George W. Bush.

What was surprising – at least to those who don’t know Lloyd Marcus – was that the man holding the sign was black. That certainly surprised a black woman who drove by while Marcus was holding the sign. She pulled her car off the road, leaned out her window, glared at Marcus and shouted: “You traitor!”

Marcus laughs off such encounters. He’s gotten used to them as, over the past several decades, he has become something of a human lightning rod for almost every political, social, racial, sexual and religious tension in American society.

According to the preconceptions of that society, Marcus should be an embittered, lonely, tortured soul, whose politics – if any – should lean toward the left.

And, not just because of his race. His childhood began in a Baltimore ghetto. He grew to manhood in the 1960s. He is an artist, singer, production designer and musical producer, all professions frequently inhabited by leftists. Even his hairstyle – his hair is long and usually woven into a tight ponytail – bespeaks avant-garde.

But the preconceptions are wrong. Marcus is outgoing with an infectious laugh. He has become a major Deltona civic leader. His songs and artwork have uplifting, often patriotic, themes. And, as his work on Republican campaigns shows, his politics lean toward the right.

Bucking preconceptions has created dust-ups with more than just a passing motorist objecting to his campaign sign. For example, in February, he submitted paintings to be hung in Deltona City Hall during February, Black History Month. But, the paintings were inspired by incidents in the life of his father, Lloyd E. Marcus. Since his father was a pastor of a storefront church in Baltimore, the paintings had religious themes.

City officials at first took down the paintings because they feared displaying them violated the concept of separating church and state. The paintings returned to City Hall after the Liberty Counsel, an Orlando-based law firm specializing in church-state issues, sued Deltona in federal court.
Marcus’ drift toward the right of the political spectrum began when he was about 10 years old. His parents moved with their five children into a brand-new, high-rise apartment building in the Baltimore projects. Then came their neighbors. Most of them were on various types of governmental assistance. Many were drug addicts, alcoholics and criminals. They destroyed the apartment building.

“Within one year, it was ruined,” Marcus said. “It taught me a lot about liberalism. If you don’t work for something, you don’t care about it. People blame the white man. It wasn’t the white man in the halls raping people.”

His conservatism didn’t come about because he wasn’t exposed to racism in its uglier forms. His father was almost lynched when he was in a white neighborhood of a port town while in the Merchant Marine.

Marcus’ father returned to Baltimore and established his church after the hitch in the Merchant Marine. There, he battled crushing poverty while trying to help his flock in the little church.

The way out of the projects opened up when the Baltimore Fire Department began accepting black firefighters. Marcus’ father passed the firefighters’ test and was hired. But, hiring blacks didn’t mean the department really was integrated. Marcus’ father had to use a separate bathroom from the white firefighters. He even had to eat with separate silverware.

Still, driven by a powerful work ethic, Marcus’ father stayed with the department for 30 years. He was named the city’s Fire Fighter of the Year several times. Now 79, he is a department chaplain.

The Marcus family was able to leave the projects and move into a Baltimore suburb. Meanwhile, the father instilled his work ethic into his four sons and a daughter.

Lloyd Marcus said his father used to drive him to posh neighborhoods and show him large houses on stately grounds.

“He’d tell me: ‘If you get a good education and work hard, this could be yours,”‘ Marcus recalled, his voice breaking and tears welling in his eyes.

Later, Marcus said he fought back tears because, as he spoke, he remembered the first time he saw his father in his firefighter’s uniform, with brass buttons and highly polished shoes gleaming in the sunlight.

Marcus did odd jobs for neighbors to make money as he practiced his artwork and sang in the choir of his father’s church. His father, proud of his eldest son’s accomplishments, used to take his paintings around to exhibits and shows.

But, Marcus was coming to adulthood during the late 1960s and early ’70s, the heydays of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. That lifestyle pulled him away from his father’s church and work ethic. He had a scholarship to the Maryland Institute College of Art, but flunked out during his senior year.

“I was pretty-much into girls and drugs,” he explained.

He was drafted almost immediately and served two years in the Army. Although he didn’t quit his hedonistic lifestyle, he found outlets for his creativity while serving at Fort Bragg, N.C. He designed artwork for Army brochures and, despite not being a Green Beret, he sang first tenor in the Green Beret chorus.

After returning to Baltimore, he married a young woman from his father’s congregation. The couple had a daughter, but their slide into the ooze of drug and alcohol abuse continued unabated.

“It was a disastrous marriage,” Marcus said.

The couple lived in an apartment complex while Marcus began a career as a graphic designer at a local television station. One night, he was walking through the complex’s parking lot when he was stopped by a woman who had locked herself out of her apartment.

She asked Marcus if he could break into the apartment for her. He did – and then sat and talked with her for hours. Immediately, he felt a connection with the woman, Mary Parker, who also was in a marriage going sour. It was a connection he had never felt with his wife.

“My wife and I never talked,” he said.

Eventually, Marcus and Mary were divorced from their respective spouses and into a relationship with each other. But, their relationship threw sexual fuel onto the racial fires then burning in society Mary is white. She and Marcus have been married now for 29 years, but they’ve repeatedly been subjected to hostility, from both the black and white communities.
When Parker’s father found out about the relationship, he said, “If I see him [Marcus] on the street, I’ll shoot him,” Marcus recalled. Nobody from either Marcus’ or Mary’s family attended the couple’s wedding.

Once, no more than 15 years ago, a man approached the couple while they were dining in a Baltimore restaurant and smashed a beer bottle in Marcus’ face. Maybe their marriage aggravated raw nerves in society, but it saved Marcus and Mary. Backed by Mary’s love and support, Marcus reconnected with his religious roots and kicked his drug and alcohol habits.

In turn, his love and support weaned Mary off her drug and alcohol habits. “He didn’t get me to do anything. It was really so neat seeing him connect. I followed him,” Mary said.

Freed from self-destructive habits, Marcus threw himself into his work as a graphic designer with gusto. His designs appeared on a local talk show hosted by a young woman named Oprah Winfrey.

Marcus and Winfrey worked together for several years. A letter from the now-famous talk-show diva is reproduced on Marcus’ Web site,
By 1993, Marcus wanted to try other entertainment fields. He quit the television station and worked as a musician, singer and producer in the Baltimore area. In 1999, an acquaintance convinced him to move to Central Florida to start a production company. The promised deal never materialized, and Marcus was stuck doing construction work while painting and reassembling his entertainment career. <>But, any bitterness over broken promises eased in October of 1999, when the couple found a home in Deltona. Mary believes she and Marcus were ready to move, and simply used the promise of a production company as an excuse to do what they wanted to do anyway.

“We didn’t know why we wanted to move to Florida,” she said. “But, we needed a reason to move to Florida.”

Not long after moving to Deltona, Marcus used his production skills to treat his neighborhood to a National Night Out, an event designed to organize communities against crime. Then-Mayor John Masiarczyk was impressed by the event, and talked Marcus into joining the fledgling Deltona Arts and Historical Center.

Now, Marcus is the president of the center. The job doesn’t include a salary, and it consumes a lot of time. Marcus coordinates activities at the center, and is trying to get a fund-raising drive going to move the center, now at 682 Deltona Blvd., into a larger building.

But, Marcus, not surprising for somebody guided by optimism, is delighted by the prospects for the Deltona Arts and Historical Center. He intends to raise $2 million for the facility’s expansion.

And, both he and Mary are delighted by the prospects they see in their own futures.

“We love our life here,” Marcus said. “It’s exciting. It’s evolving all the time.”

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23 comments for “Biography

  1. Chase Kelly
    January 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    God bless you Lloyd!!
    Your story should be posted on every possible media outlet and prove to all in our great nation what it truly means to overcome the worst in life by finding and working hard for the best in life! Also, please thank you father for going through so much and serving god, the community and his country!!!
    I wish all the best for you and Mary and am proud that you are fellow “Americans”
    and patriots for restoring the values that you were raised with!!

    Sincerely and with upmost respect and gratitude!!

    Chase Kelly

    • March 1, 2016 at 10:24 am

      I played back the 2010 NYNY music for 2010. It is listening to the Theme song from Rocky, or the music from RUDY. Great motivational music for me through the years. It is too bad that you can not do something for Trump, with the NY NY music because marketing public relations it would be huge. The Republican party is in dis- array and this could bring all Republicans back to the table and get us ready to take back the White House in 2016. You are probably supporting Senator Cruz, and I get that, but I have been looking for changes in the Country the last 2 years and I have almost given up. March 15th would be a great time to make you some money for your project and heal our Republican Party.

  2. Jim Torpey
    August 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Hello Again, Lloyd!
    Today is the first time I’ve looked you up online……after having shared many comments with you on the “Patriot Post” website, & I feel as though I’ve found a Brother I’d never met.!
    I’m an “old guy” of 69 years, so I missed meeting you at Fort Bragg. (I was there as a “Green Beret” from ’66 to ’68 with the 6TH Special Forces Group.)
    I wish you the very best in your continuing efforts to restore Constitutional and Christian values to our Nation and through your abundant musical talents.
    Thanks again, and I hope I have the chance someday to thank you in person.
    I spend winter months at Isla de la Piedra….aka: “Stone Island” (across the shipping harbor from Mazatlan, Mexico. We have a great group of musicians down there and would very much welcome you and your wife whenever you’re ready for some great times with a great group of people! If you’re interested, please get in touch with me. If you make it down there, don’t worry about a place to stay…..I’ve got an extra bedroom!

  3. September 17, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to understand a lot approximately this, like you wrote the e-book in it or something. I feel that you simply could do with some p.c. to force the message house a little bit, however other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

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  5. December 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Now I feel stupid. That’s cleared it up for me

  6. Ann Odom
    February 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I was really moved by your biography, and Praising God that He led you out of the spiral downward, so you would use the talents He’d blessed you with. So thankful that you and Mary are helping my Senator in his run for President. I understand the dislike for Ted Cruz as he didn’t go to D.C. to make friends, just to “get along,” but to do what he’d told us that he was going to do. In reading the Introduction of his book, I understand the resistance he’s facing from the “establishment” Republicans, and our other Senator is one of them! My husband and I stayed up and watched when he stood on the floor of the Senate and spoke for about 21 hours. I hated that he was blamed for the “government shut-down,” as there was actually money voted for that would have covered all government activities. But, he’s so brilliant, “off the charts brilliant,” according to one of his Harvard law professors, who happens to be a very left-leaning person. I believe you saw this in him, after his speech at Liberty University, when he announced his candidacy for President. And, you know what was missing? The teleprompters! Ted can give awesome speeches without them, and go on for hours, never repeating himself. And, I believe he saw a brother-in-Christ in you! Tell Mary to check PayPal. Not much, but it is at least monthly, and I pray that others will help as you’re doing something that most of us cannot—travel around the campaign trail with Ted, Heidi, and the girls.
    May God abundantly bless you and Mary, and keep you both safe in your travels,

  7. March 26, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I pray for your strength and endurance in getting a Christian conservative in office. I pray you and Mary always feel God’s presence and comfort.
    We are in dangerous times, and I thank God for courageous men such as yourself. I am praying for Senator Ted Cruz, as he is an upstanding, decent, Christian family man and intellectual.
    I met you once at a Tea Party event in San Diego. You inspired me so. You break barriers, and I admire your bravery!!!
    Sincerely and with God’s blessing

  8. Fred S
    June 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for all your dedication and hard work for the cause. I’m a ’67 BPHS grad.
    Remember you most from Intergroup events & then you were pastor on Belle Grove Rd.
    Keep up God’s work. Bless you and Mary.
    Fred S

  9. Joy
    September 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Today my husband and I attended the Blue Lives Matter celebration at
    Ocean Center in Daytona. I was amazed at how few people were there but I think part of that was it was not well promoted. we are new to the area (we live in Ormond Beach) and my husband just happen to run across some blurb about it and when we wanted to find more information, did a Google search but information was limited. it was an EXCELLENT program and was very patriotic. All the speakers were inspiring and basically reminding us of how critical it is for those of us who are patriots (and Christians) to take a stand against the leftist politicians and media. It was also abundantly clear that our basic problem lies in our turn away from our God and country principles on which our country was founded.. if we continue to sit back and do nothing we will regret it more than we do now. The only thing is this message needs to be taken to the masses – pretty much today speakers and attendees were on the same page – kind of preaching to the choir. I am thankful for those who did speak, sing etc. and gave of their time and talents as it was truly a very moving experience. Also, a lot of it was just plain old common sense reasoning and America’s current regime and leadership do not have any.

    Lloyd, thank you for your efforts in putting on this celebration to acknowledge our law enforcement officers and reminding us that ALL LIVES MATTER to the One that made us.

  10. Larry
    September 15, 2016 at 8:54 am


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  13. Sherri Capobianco
    October 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Its common sense, as Americans, we share a common identity. I condemn those who drive a wedge between peoples just to keep themselves in power.

  14. Sharon Aldrich (was Murphy then)
    April 5, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Lloyd. I remember you and Mary from my days at Trinity Assembly of God in Lutherville, MD. Mary was then selling Mary Kay beauty products. So happy to see how God has blessed you two in the years since. I appreciate your insights and enjoy reading your blog!

    • April 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Hi Sharon! Great hearing from you! God bless, Lloyd and Mary (who’s still with Mary Kay!)

  15. June 4, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Marcus life and attitudes are intriguing. I am an ally of his now! After over 60 years as an adult Democrate, voting only once for a Republican, Ronald Reagan, I voted with my wife, for Donald Trump, to make him our President because we could not trust Hilary Clinton with that job, nor with even a trash collector. We now support President Trump, even though he is more impulsive that I would prefer. I know that strong national leaders are better for a nation, like Netanyahu is for Israel. I wish Marcus great success…wherever he lives. But as a former resident of Volusia County, Florida for 13 years, I welcome him to my home state of Florida. I’m off to find a sample of his music. God bless America!

    • August 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you Rabbi,
      We just left Volusia County (17 years) and moved north to be near our parents.
      God bless, Mary and Lloyd

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