(Hawkins, Texas)—Jarvis Christian University President Dr. Glenell M. Lee-Pruitt will be celebrating her 25 years of ministry during a worship service titled “From Pastor to President” at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church at 1610 Murphy Street in Shreveport, Louisiana. The event begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, and is open to the public.
A dynamic and inspirational pastor, Lee-Pruitt is relinquishing her role as senior pastor of St. Mathew AME Church due to her recent selection as the 13th president of Jarvis Christian University in Hawkins, Texas, where she has served as university provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the past 11 years.
The preacher for this special event will be the Right Reverend Stafford J.N. Wicker, Presiding Prelate of the Eighth Episcopal District of the AME Church that encompasses Mississippi and Louisiana. In addition to his jurisdictional responsibilities, Bishop Wicker serves as the President of the Council of the Bishops of AME Church.
The worship service will include special tributes to Lee-Pruitt from members of the community, congregation and fellow academic colleagues.
Jarvis Christian University empowers students to achieve their career goals through an affordable academic experience that prepares them for a life of significance. Whether a student is a recent high school graduate or a working adult seeking career advancement, Jarvis Christian University develops students of all ages intellectually, socially, spiritually, and emotionally, whether in class or online.