Rev. James D. S. Vance President became President of the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP in January, 2019.
A member and leader in the NAACP since moving to Fayette County in 2014, Rev. Vance is guiding the branch through a period of re-envisioning and re-invigoration.
Rev. Vance has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Master of Divinity Degree.
Rev. Vance is the Senior Pastor and Founder of New Direction Higher Calling Ministries in Fayetteville, GA. Rev. Vance served as the Morris Brown College Chaplain, and as pastor of Liberation Temple AME Church, Atlanta, GA, Bethel AME Church Attapulgus, GA, Mt. Olive AME Church, Attapulgus, GA and St. John AME Church, Boston, GA.
Rev. Vance, a Vietnam Era Veteran, is a Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Labor. Rev. Vance won the 2017 Secretary’s Honor Award for Exceptional Achievement for OFLC FOIA Team.
He has dedicated his career and service to defending the rights and improving the lives of all people.
Rev. Vance is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honor Society, and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
President: Rev. James Vance
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The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
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