The Reverend Dr. Paul Howard Easley, Sr.
Celebration Timeline of God’s Calling With 88th Birthday Accolades



Friday, September 7, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center

Juanita P. Baranco Multipurpose Room
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Ticketless Admission: $50.00 
R.S.V.P no later than Monday, August 27, 2018

Your name and number of tickets you purchased will be
included on the Admission List for entrance to the Celebration.

Choice of Entree:
Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian

ATTIRE:  After-Five



PAUL HOWARD EASLEY, SR. was born in Charleston, West Virginia, to Alexander Pamplin and Estella Allen Easley. Seven children were born to their union, six are now deceased as well as his parents. FAMILY | Rev. Easley’s joy of family is always present in his conversation. He has three children: Paul Howard “PJ” Easley, Jr., Verita Jean Easley (Joshua) Green, and David Allen (Megan) Easley; ten grandchildren: Brandon, Brianna, Camden, Charles, Danielle, Ellysia, Justin, Nehemiah, O’Shae, and Sephorah; a host of family members; goddaughters: Gay-linn E. Gatewood-Jasho, Beverley Alexander, Perrena Bernoudy, Geneva Bernoudy; and, a multitude of cherished friends.

EDUCATION | Education has been the foundation for his many footprints in life. He completed his secondary education at Garnet High School in Charleston, West Virginia and undergraduate studies at West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Science with a concentration in Building Construction. His educational accomplishments were completed at the following institutions: Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Divinity degree in Religion; Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia, Master of Divinity degree; ILIFF School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, Master of Theological Service degree with a concentration in Psychology and Counseling; Global Bible University, Baltimore, Maryland, Doctor of Ministry and Erskine School of Religion, Due West, South Carolina, Doctoral Studies (dissertation to complete). Rev. Easley achieved further studies at Long Island University, New York; Pepperdine University, California; University of Kansas, Kansas; American University, Washington, D.C.; four quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education at the Federal Youth Center, Denver, Colorado; and two quarters at Veterans Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. (con’t on next page) He has also received Certificates in Psychology and Counseling from Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas; Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas; and American Family Life Institute, Los Angeles, California. His Military schooling includes basic, advanced and refresher courses, U.S. Army Chaplains School, Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and various courses in corrections, counseling, and administration.

MILITARY | His military assignments during his distinguished military career have included: Hospital and Assistant Post Chaplain, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; two tours in the Republic of Korea; Brigade Chaplain, Assistant Post Chaplain, Garrison Chaplain, Provisional Training Brigade Chaplain, Big Red One Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Basic Course, Ft. Slocum, New York; Advance Course, Fort Hamilton, New York; Refresher Course, Staten Island, New York and Republic of Vietnam; Senior Chaplain, United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also served as I Corps Chaplain in Korea and Post Protestant Chaplain, Presidio of San Francisco. He was the first personnel assigned and organized the Army’s first Correctional Training Facility for Retraining of Military Confines at Fort Riley, Kansas, and the US Army’s Drug Treatment Center at Cam Rhan Bay, Vietnam; and served as the second Chaplain appointed and first African-American appointed as “Colonel” of the Regiment of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.

MINISTRY & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS | Rev. Easley is a member of the United Methodist Church, West Virginia Conference with charge conference located at Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston, West Virginia. He has held pastorates at Fairmont, Lewisburg, Ronceverte, White Sulpher Springs, Brownsburg, Seebert, Lincoln and, Williamsburg West Virginia. Additional pastorates were held in Atlanta, Griffin, and Red Oak, Georgia. (con’t on next page) He is a retired University Chaplain Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, (1980-2001) holding the distinct title as First University Chaplain and a former Associate Pastor of Care and Visitation, Ben Hill United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA (2000-2007). He is a retired United Methodist Church Minister. Community service positions have included the following: former Executive Secretary of the Branch YMCA, Charleston, West Virginia; Counselor, Bethlehem Youth Center, Atlanta, Georgia; Migrant Minister, Virginia Council of Churches; Boy Scouts of America program leader for Branch Gray-Y programs, Atlanta, Georgia and Drug/Alcohol Counselor Facilitator at Christian Counseling Center, Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, in Atlanta, Georgia he has served in the following capacities: P.T.S.A. Past President (3 years), Therrell High School; former Board Member, Wesley Center; volunteer, Atlanta-United Way Board Member; past Charter President, Atlanta University Optimist Club; past Charter President, National Black Campus Ministers of the United Methodist Church; current Board Member, Center for Rehabilitative Technology-Georgia Institute of Technology, Churches Home Foundation, Youth Hope Builders Academy, Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta and Clark Atlanta University Inspirational Voices of Faith IVOFAS. Rev. Easley’s service and influence are further exhibited through his memberships with the following organizations: Prince Hall Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Military Chaplains Association, Certified Correctional Chaplain, Institute for Religion and Mental Health, Clinical Pastoral Education Association, Study for Afro-American Life, Black Methodist for Church Renewal, American Correctional Association, Protestant Correctional Chaplains Association, NAACP, UMC, National Campus Ministers, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, American Legion, AARP, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, and The United States Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Association.

His present assignment is an active retired United Methodist Minister serving with a passionate and compassionate heart declaring the words, “Love You!”