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Michael-Angelo James, EdD

Occupation: Honorable Mayor
Company: City of Waycross
Born: Waycross, Georgia

Education:
PhD in Education, Truth Bible College, Florida (1999)
MEd in Secondary Education and Teaching, Valdosta State University (1993)
BS in Education, Troy University, Alabama (1988)

Career:
Honorable Mayor, Mayor-Elect, City of Waycross (2020-Present)
Professor, Sociology & Job Acquisition Skills, Coastal Pines Technical College (2018-Present)
Nupe, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (2017-Present)
Pastor, Two Churches, 31 Years (2010-Present)
Chancellor, Emmanuel’s Bible College (2009-Present)
Bishop, Emmanuel’s International Cathedral (1990-Present)
Social Studies, History Teacher, Assistant Principal of Ware County High and Waycross High School (1988-Present)
Vice President, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia State (1989-1992)
President, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia 11th District Youth Convention (1982-1992)

Career Related:
Program Quality Trainer, District 14, Toastmaster International (2020-2021); Coach, Jonesboro Toastmasters Club (2020-2021); Area H83 Director, Jonesboro Toastmasters Club (2019-2020); Area H82 Director, Jonesboro Toastmasters Club (2020-2021); Charter President, Mentor, Member of the President’s Distinguished Swamp Talk, Toastmaster International (2019-2020)

Civic:
Chair of Region Board of Directors, Department of Health, Waycross, GA (2020-2024); Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Municipal Association (2022); Member, Advisory Board for the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee, Florida Municipal Association

Creative Works:
Author, “Trust in God to Support Your Needs” (2003); Author, “Leader, Can You Stand the Test” (2004); Author, “Just Because God Said It: A Journal of Prophetic Predictions and Pronouncements” (2010)

Achievements:
Dr. James has done 44 episodes every weekend. In doing those episodes it allows him to have the opportunity to share with the citizens as well as find out their thoughts and how appreciative that they are. In fact, he has three pieces of thought, the first is that you listen to them, the second is that you learn, and the third would be to lead them. But if you don’t listen and learn you can’t properly lead them.

Awards:
Recipient, Distinguished Toastmaster Award (2020); Recipient, Distinguished Kiwanian Award, Kiwanis Club of Waycross (2019); Recipient, Ted Harris Human and Spiritual Values Award, Kiwanis Club of Waycross (2015-2017); Honoree, Georgia Man of the Year, Atlanta, Georgia; Recipient, Partnership Courage Collaboration and Leadership Achievement Award, Hilton Hill, Atlanta, Georgia (2011); Recipient, Jack Williams Community Service Award, Waycross Chamber of Commerce

Memberships:
Board Member, Salvation Army; Member, Kiwanis Club; Chaplain, Exchange Club of Waycross; Trainer, Toastmasters Club; Member, Board of Directors, Ware County Children’s Initiative

Family:
Son of Juanita and Silvester
Married
Children: Captain Marshall
Seven Grandchildren
Great Grandchild: Micah

Hobbies:
Saxophone; Running; Fishing; Bowling; Reading; Studying; Writing; Conversing with his kids

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