On August 21, 2022, James E. Bradford was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree by the United Theological Seminary and Bible College. The degree was conferred by Dr. Robby D. Williams, President of United Theological Seminary and Bible College. This degree is given to an individual who has made tangible, observable, and ocular contributions to their community, church, and city.
When conferring Mr. Bradford with the honorary degree during the Annual Homecoming Celebration at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Louisiana, Dr. Williams stated that Mr. Bradford is only the twelfth recipient of this distinction since the 63 years of the college’s existence. During Mr. Bradford’s acceptance remarks he stated, “You never know who is watching you and I am grateful. Thank you.”
Mr. Bradford has committed uninterrupted service to the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church for over seven decades. Additionally, he has diligently served his family, Grambling State University, the State of Louisiana, and numerous other civic and social organizations. He is the epitome of a servant-leader and has truly earned these letters through his service, volunteerism, and philanthropic contributions. The family and friends of Mr. Bradford are appreciative to Dr. Williams and the United Theological Seminary Bible College for “Giving him his flowers while he lives.”
Congratulations Dr. James E. Bradford!