The Rev. Lester N. Justice

 

    Rev. Lester N. Justice is a native of Millsboro, Delaware. Rev. Justice is married to the former Wanda A. Davis and they are the proud parents of a daughter, Amber.


    Rev. Justice received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. He is a 2002 graduate of Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. with a Masters of Divinity Degree. While there he was awarded "The Senior Most Likely to Excel in Pastoral Ministry."


    Rev. Justice was ordained an itinerant elder in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church in June 2007. He is a member of the Conference Relations Committee, Co-Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOOM), Congregational Development Corporation, Vision Team, Commission on Equitable Compensation, Nominations/Leadership along with being a mentoring pastor. He also participated in CAP (Community Action Program) in the surrounding churches as well as IMAC (Interdenominational Ministers Action Council) which included being the Chair of the Social Action and Justice Committee, during his pastorate in the city of Wilmington. Rev. Justice is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.


    Rev, Justice has been in ministry for twenty four years. In July of 1996 he was assigned his first pastorate at the Upper Hill Charge in Upper Hill, MD. He has also pastored the Whaleyville/Bishopville Charge in Bishopville, MD beginning in July 2002. Rev. Justice completed his pastorate at Simpson United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware where he was appointed in July 2008. As of July 1, 2016 e became the Director of Strengthening the Black Church for the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church wherein he assist in transforming, sustaining, and revitalizing black congregations throughout the conference.

    Most importantly, Rev. Justice is a man who loves what he does and takes ministry seriously. He has been blessed with vision, determination, courage and strength. One of his favorite scriptures is 1 Corinthians 2:9, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." (NKJV)

                                  

                                                                                                   Revised August 7, 2020
 

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