Billy Michael Honor Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Summary of Qualifications

Educational Overview:  

Master of Theology (Theology and Ethics)
Thesis: The Critical Christ: Exploring the presentation of Jesus in the theological cultural criticism of Howard Thurman and James Cone. 
Emory University's Candler School of Theology, 2010 

Master of Divinity (concentration: theology), with highest honors
Johnson C. Smith Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, 2009                                                                            

Bachelor of Arts (Major: Biblical Education), cum laude                                                                        
Beulah Heights University, 2006 

Ministerial Ordinations:

June 2011, Presbyterian Church USA, ordained to Ministry of Word and Sacrament

January 2000, Sanctified Church of God, ordained to the Ministry of Preaching

Continuing Education Courses:

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Workshop, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia (June 2012)

Preaching: Dialogue on Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation Seminar, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia (January 2011)

The History and Making of Christian Social Ethics Seminar, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia (October 2010)

Interim Pastor Training Course, Presbyterian Church USA, Hampton, Georgia (February, 2010)

Other Professional Experience:

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Professor, Beulah Heights University, Course: Hermeneutics, Spring 2013

Adjunct Professor, Beulah Heights University, Course: Systematic Theology, Spring 2013

Adjunct Professor, Beulah Heights University, Course: Wisdom Literature, Fall 2012

Adjunct Professor, Beulah Heights University, Course: Isaiah & Jeremiah, Fall 2012

Adjunct Professor, Beulah Heights University, Systematic Theology, Fall 2012

Teaching Assistant, Interdenominational Theological Center, Course: The Bible, Sex, and Sexualities, Spring 2009

Teaching Assistant, Interdenominational Theological Center, Course: Introduction to O.T./Hebrew Bible, Fall 2008 

Academic/Professional Honors and Awards:

Selected as one of Atlanta Business Journal's 100 Most Influential Pastors, 2012

United Negro College Fund Outstanding Young Alumni Award, 2012

Beulah Heights University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2010 

Johnson C. Smith Seminary Academic Achievement Award (highest GPA) 2009

Selected for Who's Who Among College and University Students 2008-2009

Selected for the Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals 2008

Recipient of the Raymond Worsley Honors Award 2007-08

Recipient of the Edgar Ward Tuition Award 2007-08

Selected Participant to the Historic Oberlin Faith and Order Conference, 2007                                  

Collegiate All-American Scholar (Beulah Heights University) 2006

Congressional Recognition Award for Academic Excellence (3rd District of Florida) 2001

Selected Co-Chair of National Crime Prevention Conference 1998

Metropolitan Orlando Urban League Trailblazer Award, 1998

Organization Affiliations:

Columbia Theological Seminary (Board of Trustee Member) since 2013

Tri-Presbytery New Church Development Commission (Advisor) since 2010

Interdenominational Theological Center (Board of Trustee Member) since 2011

Johnson C. Smith Seminary (Board of Trustee Member) since 2010

American Academy of Religion, member since 2007

Theta Phi (National Honor Society of Theological and Religious Scholars, ITC) 2007

National Evangelical Training Society, member since 2006                                                          

Intervarsity Emerging Scholars Network, member since 2005

Publications and Special Presentations: 

Featured Sermon: "Jesus, Poor Veterans, and the Grass that Suffers" published by On Scripture of the Odyssey Network on (November 2013)

Featured Article: "Race in the Religious Classroom" published in Presbyterians Today magazine (August 2013).

Feature Interview/Article: "'Letter from Birmingham Jail' at 50: MLK's religious fervor remembered" by Mashaun Simon published on (April 16, 2013)

Movie Review: "One Night with the King" by TBN Productions published on Associated (March 2010). 

Book Review: "Watch This: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism" by Jonathan Walton published on Associated (April 2010).

Special Presentations & Lectures 

Keynote Speaker, Topic: Celebrating the Value of Paideia in Religious Education, Beulah Heights University, 2013.

Guest Scholar, Topic: 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Letter From A Birmingham Jail, on nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson radio show, April 2013

Guest Scholar, Topic: Faith Community Response To Presidential Election Results, Religion Roundtable with Dr. Ralph Waktins TV show on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcast,2012

Guest Scholar, Topic: What's the Role of Faith in Political Elections, Religion Roundtable with Dr. Ralph Waktins TV show on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcast, 2012 

Alumni Induction Luncheon Speaker, Topic: Ministry and its Warning Labels, Beulah Heights University, 2012 
Keynote Speaker, Topic: Celebrating the significance of Service, South Fulton Senior Services, (South Fulton County Georgia), 2010

Keynote Speaker, Topic: The Religious and Social Significance of Grandparents, Georgia State University (Project Healthy Grandparent), 2009

Panelist, Topic: The Church By Definition, A Letter To The Church Leadership Forum, (Word of Truth Christian Center, Bremen, Georgia), 2009

Panelist, Topic: Can Hip Hop Be Holy, Georgia General Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Forum on Hip Hop, 2005

Selected Sermons 

Featured Preacher, Sermon Topic: How To Handle A Scandal, Day1 Christian Media's nationally syndicated radio program, April 27 2014.

Conference Preacher, Sermon Topic: The Curse of A Closed Mouth, Presbyterian USA Black Pastor's Conference, 2013

Chapel Speaker, Sermon Topic: Now That I've Found My Place, Beulah Heights University, 2012

Baccalaureate Speaker, Sermon Topic: My Favor Is Fair (Embracing the Blessing of Hokmah'), Dillard University, 2012   

Chapel Speaker, Sermon Topic: Rediscovering the Public Theologian, Columbia Theological Seminary, 2011

Chapel Speaker, Sermon Topic: Bread eaters & Backstabbers, Interdenominational Theological Center, 2011

Chapel Speaker, Sermon Topic: The Curse of a Closed Mouth, Beulah Heights University, 2011
Functional Language Reading Proficiency

Ancient Koine Greek and Hebrew
Areas of Teaching Competency: 

Theology and Ethics, Contemporary and Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, Leadership & Ministry in the 21st century and Introduction to African American Religious Thought. 

Specific Areas of Research:

General Religious Education, 21st century Models of Leadership & Ministry, Religious Cultural Criticism, Religion and Public Intellectualism, Public Theology, Contemporary Theology, and African American Religious Thought.  

Professional References: 

Available Upon Request

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