Founder - Ryan Tillman
Ryan was born in Fontana, California and raised in Rialto, California. Growing up, Ryan did not have many encounters with police officers, but the interactions he did have were not the best. They mistreated him on multiple occasions and did not display the level of professionalism he expected.
Drawn into Law Enforcement by God, Ryan joined the Chino Police Department in 2013 and excelled in his short time there. Ryan was able to experience a side of Law Enforcement that he had never experienced before. This prompted him to create a program designed to repair the bond between communities and Law Enforcement.
Ryan believes one way to truly effect change is by focusing much of his efforts towards the youth through strong mentor programs created by Breaking Barriers United. With his commitment and dedication, Ryan promises to leave his career better than what it was when he entered.
Co-Founder - Rodney Lombard
Rodney was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He is the youngest of nine children, seven boys and two girls, all of whom lived under the same roof. As you can imagine, interactions between members of the community and Law Enforcement in those days were not the best. It was not uncommon for the police to abuse their powers and use intimidation tactics to gain compliance. Rodney had several interactions with police in which the officers had no legal justification for the actions they took. Of course this left a sour taste in his mouth toward Law Enforcement, but he was happy to be allowed to leave without a ticket or worse. In 1996, Rodney was presented with the opportunity to become a Police Officer. After careful consideration, much prayer, and realizing he could be a catalyst for change, he accepted the calling. Over his twenty-year career, Rodney has been committed to truth, fairness and treating people with dignity and respect. Rodney acknowledges that there is a rift between the police and the communities they serve. Through the efforts of BBU, he hopes an environment of personal accountability is created on behalf of both the community and police officers that will bridge the gap between them.
Co-Founder - Jody Moore
Pastor Jody Moore is a native of Compton, California. At age nine, Pastor Moore sensed that he was called to something greater within Christian Leadership and Ministry.
After graduating from High School in the city of Cerritos, California Pastor Moore attended El Camino Community College. From there he attended Texas Southern University majoring in Economics & Public Affairs.
Pastor Moore was Ordained to the Office of Pastor on December 2, 2001.
Currently, Pastor Moore serves as the Senior Pastor-Teacher of Praise Tabernacle Bible Church in the City of Chino. He has held executive leadership roles both in ministry and in several Fortune 500 companies. He is the published author of “God’s Will is Greater Than Your Plan” and “The Man Who Mirrors God’s Heart”. Pastor Moore specializes in leadership development and organizational assessment.
“BBU came at a time when the relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community was at an all time low. I sensed a call to add my voice to the dialogue and BBU afforded me that medium. Now we have expanded into an organization with a forward leaning agenda that will affect the very fiber of our society and the great men and women of uniform who protect it. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic organization.”
Executive Assistant - Kimberly Tillman
Kimberly is the wife to Ryan Tillman. They met in 2009 while Ryan attended college at University of Nevada Las Vegas and were married in 2012. They have two sons together and while she is able to stay home with them, she handles the administration business for BBU.