BISHOP

JAMES WILBERT PROCTOR

Family:

Wife:  Ezora Johnson Proctor

Children:  The Late Marcus Jacques, Trina Renee

EDUCATION:

D. Min. – Trinity Bible College and Seminary

M.R.E. – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

M.Ed. – McNeese State University

B.A. – McNeese State University

Certification in Clinical Pastoral Education – Southeast Louisiana Hospital

Certification in Administration and Supervision – University of Louisiana (Lafayette)

 

FURTHER STUDIES:

Liberty University, Northwestern State University, Holy Cross College, Fuller

Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, University of Maryland

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Positions:

Principal, Crowley Middle School

External Assessor for Teacher Certification, Louisiana Department of Education

Principal, Rayne High School

Assistant Principal, Crowley High School

Assistant Principal, Rayne High School

Guidance Counselor, Armstrong and Rayne High School

Classroom Teacher, Armstrong High School

U. S. Army Personnel Specialist, 2nd Medical Battalion in Korea and Fort Polk U. S. Army Hospital

 

Other Work Experience:

Dean and Instructor—C. H. Mason Bible College

Past Supervisor—Southern University, University of Louisiana, McNeese State University

Counseling Practicum for Graduate Students

Chairperson—Rayne High School Substance Abuse Prevention Education Team

Acadia Parish School Board Computer Committee Member

 

EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

 

Democratic State Central Committeeman—Elected from the 42nd Representative District

President—Jeanerette Area Church Alliance

Treasurer—COGIC Credit Union

Chairman—P. A. Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee

Board of Director Member—Hospice of Acadiana

Advisory Board—Acadia Parish Alternative School

Advisory Board—A-Hec-of-a Summer Program SWLAHEC

Superintendent’s Advisory Board—Acadia Parish School Board

Past-President—Acadia Administrators Association

Past Chairman—Board of Directors University Medical Center

Chairman—Resolution Committee J. K. Haynes Foundation

Board of Director Member—Southwest Louisiana Health Education Center

Motivational Speaker for Schools, Churches, and Communities

Protestant Religious Counselor for Troop 345 Boy Scouts

 

ORGANIZATIONS:

 

Phi Delta Kappa

America Association of Retired Persons

Louisiana Retired Teachers Association

National Retired Teachers Association

Acadia Association of Administrators

Acadia Principals Association

Louisiana Association of Principals

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Education Association

Louisiana Association of Educators

Acadia Association of Educators

 

 

 

 

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES:

 

Pastor—First Church of God in Christ, Jeanerette, LA

Chairman of the Curriculum Committee for the Church of God in Christ National Leadership Conference

Chairman, Executive Committee for International Sunday School Department Church of God in Christ

Executive Secretary—Franklin District Church of God in Christ

Jurisdictional Superintendent—First Jurisdiction of Louisiana Sunday School Department

Chairman of the Board of Directors for Seventh District Baptist Association Pavilion, Inc.

Dean—Franklin District COGIC Institute of Christian Training

Instructor—First Jurisdiction of Louisiana Institute

Spiritual Advisor—Angola State Penitentiary

Abundant Blessings Radio Minister—KAJN Radio

Past President—First Jurisdiction of Louisiana Mission Department

Past Board Member—COGIC National Missions Department

Past Chairman—First Jurisdiction of Louisiana United State Auxiliary Convention

Instructor—C. H. Mason Bible College

Contributed Articles on Pastoral Counseling to the Whole Truth

Co-editor—“A Guide for Personal Workers,” an Evangelism Handbook published by the First Jurisdiction of Louisiana

 

SPECIAL HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

Southwest Louisiana Voice Newspaper Exemplary Educators Award

First African American Principal at Rayne High School

Southwest Educational Laboratories in Austin Texas “Country

Star Award” for Developing a Positive Influence Program For Youth at Rayne High School

U. S. Department of Education National Safe and Drug-Free

School Recognition Award for work with Youth at Rayne

High School to Combat Drug Use and violence in the

Community (Received the Award in a Rose Garden

Ceremony From U. S. Secretary of Education Riley and

President Bill Clinton)

Appointed by Governor to serve on the Louisiana Health Care

Authority Board for Charity Hospitals

Appointed by Governor to serve on the University Medical Center

Hospital Board in Lafayette, LA

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Faithful Public Servant Award

National Association of University Women Distinguished Service Award

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Distinguished Community Service Religious Award

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Teche Area Pastor of the Year Award

Black Heritage Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Acadiana Area Outstanding Pastor Award

National Association of University Women Hall of Fame Inductee

Southwest Baptist Association Service Award

First Jurisdiction of Louisiana Bishop’s Service Award

 

OTHER INVOLVEMENTS:

 

Served on the Committee to establish the First Alternative School In Acadia Parish

Designed a Youth Connection Program to manage anger, stop the

Crime and Drug Use, and curtail violence by building

Strong self esteems with the grants received from the

Governor’s Grant Program

Established a community based tutorial program to help youth

Succeed in School and get skills needed to pass the various

Tests required of them

Started a Rayne High Peer Mediation Program with money received from a Learn and Serve Grant