Featured Leader: Dr. James Anthony Morris
Pastor, Hamilton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church
Celebrating the power of one to positively impact our community, the Wilbur Awards are given in three categories, honoring adults, youth, and organizations to individuals and groups whose demonstrate exemplary leadership in the community and a commitment to working together for community excellence.
Pastor of The Hamilton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Morris wears many other hats. Since his arrival in Texarkana, he has immersed himself into the community with public service. He is a Faith Based, Commission Chair for Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, Chaplain for Northeast Texas Alliance of Black School Educators, member of the TISD Diversity Awareness Council, Adjunct Instructor at Texarkana College, and President of the Texarkana Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Morris also coordinates the Red Tie Club, Boys to Men Academy at Westlawn Elementary School. Through his church he feeds the homeless at Randy Sams, provides box fans for the shelters in Texarkana, provides socks to area nursing homes and provides blankets to Wee People Daycare Center, as well as sponsoring a Pack A Purse Drive for homeless women, among other events in our area.