About Our Co-Founder
"Not Bitter... Just Better!"
“Miracle Man” Darryl Burton was wrongly convicted of a St. Louis, Missouri, murder in 1984. He was proven innocent and exonerated on August 29, 2008, after serving over 24 years in prison as an innocent man. He emerged with little hope and assistance to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.
Darryl's miracle story of how he rose out of this pit to become a pastor at the largest United Methodist Church in the US, is the catalyst that founded Miracle of Innocence (MOI), a 501(c)(3) organization "seeking justice and comprehensive care for the innocent." Not satisfied to simply be grateful, Darryl is giving back to help those still behind bars by raising funds and awareness, bringing about change, hope, and forgiveness.
About Our Co-Founder
"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion." ~ Simon Sinek
Lamonte McIntyre was wrongfully convicted and spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide. He was released on October 13, 2017. Upon his release, he began fighting for justice and became the voice for others who are wrongfully convicted. In 2018, Lamonte advocated and was successful in passing the first compensation law in the state of Kansas, because of his case the Kansas City Kansas Police Department started the Conviction Integrity Unit.
Lamonte continues to mentor and advocate for justice while providing support not only to those incarcerated but anyone he meets. Lamonte's passion for business has blossomed since his release. In 2018, he graduated from Headlines Barber Academy and later became co-owner. He is the owner of Off The Top Barbershop KC and Olympus Property Management LLC and co-owner of McIntyre's Property Group and Brother's Keeper LLC.
Besides freedom, Lamonte's biggest joy comes from being a crusader for Christ, a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, and life coach. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, and making new memories.