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William James Hoops Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Hoops has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the religious industry

Supported by professional experience and education, William James Hoops has devoted himself to the work of a clergyman for over 30 years.

    WATSONTOWN, PA, May 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William James Hoops with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hoops celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Supported by professional experience and education, Mr. Hoops has devoted himself to the work of a clergyman for over 30 years. A retired veteran, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1975. He then worked as a laser technician in Colorado and New Mexico from 1975 to 1979 when he moved to the Air Force Reserve, ultimately serving until 2005. His first role in the Reserve was chaplain assistant in California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma until 1986 when he was commissioned as an officer and served as a chaplain from 1986 to 2005 in California and Pennsylvania.

During those years, he graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1983. Soon thereafter, he enrolled at the Gateway Seminary in Ontario, CA, (formerly the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA) from which he graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1987. That same year, Mr. Hoops was ordained to ministry with the Southern Baptist Convention.

While simultaneously serving in the Air Force Reserve, Mr. Hoops worked as an institutional minister for the Intensive Confinement Center within the Federal Correctional Institute in Lompoc, CA from 1991 to 1999. Shortly after, he found success as an institutional minister with the Federal Correctional Institute in Allenwood, PA from 1999 to 2012. Currently, Mr. Hoops has remained active as communications coordinator and chaplaincy coordinator for Disaster Relief for the Southern Baptist Convention in Pennsylvania and South New Jersey since 2005.

On a civic level, Mr. Hoops was involved with the California Campers on Mission, Pennsylvania Racing Outreach, and the First Southern Baptist Church in Lompoc, CA and Winfield Baptist Church in Winfield, PA. Mr. Hoops has contributed to the television documentary series "Insights," as a producer from 1986 to 1987 and was pastor of First Baptist Church in Marina, CA from 1987 to 1991. He maintains affiliation with the Air Force Association, American Radio Relay League and Milton Amateur Radio Club.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Hoops has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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