The Reverend Dr. James E. Victor, Jr. carries out a long family legacy of Christian ministry.Like his
grandfather, and others before him, Dr. Victor
has dedicated himself to the pastoral ministry.
r. Victor currently serves as the ninth pastor of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia.
Prior to his
coming to Northern Virginia, he
served the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he
was involved in numerous community and university functions.
t Ebenezer, Dr. Victor
steered the church's involvement in the I Have A Dream Project which was a model collaboration between churches and the business sector to ensure that a group of inner city second graders would be tracked throughout their school years and guaranteed the financial resources for a college education.
The Kentucky native was educated in the public schools of Hopkinsville, his
hometown, where he
distinguished himself both academically and athletically.
r. Victor earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
e further prepared himself for ministry by receiving the Master of Divinity degree with magna cum laude honors from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
in Richmond, Virginia and the Master of Theology degree from the Columbia Theological Seminary
in Decatur, Georgia.
is thesis: Just Over in the Gloryland: The Recovery of Otherworldliness in Black Theology was well received by the Columbia faculty.
r. Victor earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
r. Victor currently serves as the president of the Northern Virginia Black Pastors' Council.
was licensed and ordained by his
home church the Moore's Baptist Church in Kentucky.