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Our Pastor



Booker T. Washington Elementary School  1938-1944

Jackson Junior High School     1944-1947

Central Senior High School   1947-1950

SimmonsBibleCollege    Bachelor of Theology   1961-1967

Simmons Bible College    Honorary Doctor of Divinity 1978


Married to the former Ruth Ella Bohannon    July 8, 1952  (59 years to date)

Father of 6 boys and 2 girls.

Grandchildren:   4 boys,    6 girls

Great-Grandchild:  1 girl


Licensed by the Bates Memorial Baptist Church      1961

Ordained by the Bates Memorial Baptist Church     Jan. 2, 1968


Second Baptist Bloomfield,Bloomfield,Kentucky    1967-1968

Beargrass Baptist Church,Louisville,Kentucky      1968-1985

First Virginia Avenue Baptist, Louisville, Kentucky       1985-






Graduated fromSimmonsBibleCollegeas Valedictorian.

Certificate of Appreciation FromJefferson County,Kentucky.

Distinguished Citizen ofLouisville,Kentucky,  1971

Distinguished Citizen ofLouisville,  1978

Distinguished Citizen ofLouisville,  1995

Certificate of Appreciation FromLouisville,Kentucky,  1986

Premier Reviewer and Teacher inLouisvilleandJeffersonCounty,  1991

Honorary Member of thePleasantviewBaptistChurch.

Kentucky Colonel.

Honorary Captain of the Belle ofLouisville.

Wrote an article about Pastoral Care in theBlackChurchthat appeared in the Wayne Oats’ Journal of Pastoral Psychology on the internet.

City of Louisville Office of the Mayor Proclamation,  March 25, 2000.

Proclamation of JeffersonCountyJudge/Executive,  March 25, 2000


Former Professor of Old Testament, New Testament, Associate Minister’s Class, Pastoral Care, Dealing With Conflict, Doctrine, the Pauline Epistles, the Prison Letters of Paul, and the current Sunday School Lessons at Simmons Bible College.

Past Dean of the Kentucky State Body of the National Baptist Convention of America.

Past Sunday School Teacher of the National Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated.

Instructor in the General Association of Baptist in Kentucky.

Instructor in the Central District Baptist Association.

Instructor in the J.S. Robert’s School of Religion.

Instructor in the Christian Leadership Conference.

Instructor in the Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church School.

Guest Lecturer for the Ministers and Messengers of the General Association

Guest Speaker for the Lexington Minister’s Fellowship.

Lesson Reviewer for the local Dawn Sunday Schools.

Instructor in the Pastor’s Conference.

Past writer for the American Baptist Newspaper.

Board Member of the city of Louisville Crime Commission.

Past Member of the Louisville Search Committee for a Police Chief.

Past Board Member of the Baptist Fellowship Center.

Past Board Member of the Central District Baptist Association.

Past Member of the State Mission Board of the General Association

Conduct Seminars throughout the State of Kentucky and in local Churches.

Assisted the following Churches in the search for a Pastor:  Little Flock Baptist Church, Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, Pleasantview Baptist Church,  Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, Mercy Seat Baptist Church.

Past Co-President of The Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together.

Appointed in 2000 again to the Louisville Search Committee for a Police Chief.

Member of the Mayor’s Crime Commission, (Now Criminal Justice Commission) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007