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James Charles Birdsong, Jr. Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Birdsong has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the gospel music industry

Mr. Birdsong has been the recipient of nearly innumerable proclamations from various cities throughout the country.

    ATLANTA, GA, August 22, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James Charles Birdsong, Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Birdsong 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.

With several years of experience in inspiring audiences with his powerful oratory and proselytizing through the art of gospel music, Mr. Birdsong has been a nationally published author through T&J Publishers since 2017. His first published memoir, "One Marriage, Many Tales, And a Separation: A Message of Hope" released in 2000, detailing the travails the author had endured whilst growing up. His second work, "The Best is Yet to Come: A Testimony of One Young Man's Redemption" was published more recently in 2017, and further elucidates on Mr. Birdsong's developmental disability and the perseverance his Christian faith had instilled within him.

As a writer, public speaker and gospel singer, Mr. Birdsong has naturally toured widely and contributed frequently to local media. To wit, he has appeared on myriad programs airing in the region of Atlanta, including "Babbie's House," "Atlanta Live" and "Let's Talk," on television, and WYZE 1480 AM, WAEC Love 860 AM and WIGO 1570 AM on the radio. He has likewise featured in programs further afield, such as "Gospel Search with Dr. Madalynn Peterson" in Berkeley, California, "Cornerstone Television Network" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a spotlight on KTBS Channel 3 News in Shreveport, Louisiana, and a radio appearance on the Anointed Radio Network in Las Vegas. Furthermore, Mr. Birdsong has frequently provided his thoughts in print articles for the Birmingham Times in Birmingham, Alabama; the Buffalo Criterion in Buffalo, New York; City Flight Magazine in San Jose, California; the Jackson Advocate in Jackson, Mississippi; the Los Angeles Sentinel in Los Angeles; Marietta-Daily Journal in Marietta, Georgia; the Daily-Republic in Fairfield, California and the Michigan Chronicle in Detroit. He has also been featured in articles on the web for, Positively Gospel, the Belle Report and the Dallas Gospel Connection.

He made his first live radio appearance for 2020 on Kingdom Shakers, a popular radio broadcast in Barbados, hosted by radio personality and gospel artist Kristojay Paul. The interview can be accessed at

In civic endeavors, Mr. Birdsong held a college internship at the Albert T. Mills Enrichment Center in Atlanta, and was additionally the chairperson for the religious affairs committee of his local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Cobb County. Moreover, he served as a volunteer at God's Resting Place Community Outreach in Richmond, California. Whilst living in California, Mr. Birdsong provided his time and resources as an election worker for the Alameda County Registrar of Voters in Oakland.

Mr. Birdsong pursued a Bachelor of Arts in biblical education from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, which he successfully obtained in 2010. He was additionally ordinated as a pastor by the Covenant Covering Christian Fellowship in 2015, and received a standard teacher's diploma by the Evangelical Training Association in Calumet City, Illinois, in 2010. Mr. Birdsong first received his minister's license from World Christianship Ministries in Fresno, California in 2002. To further support his career, he has avidly maintained his professional affiliation with the Global United Fellowship, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Gospel Music Workshop of America, the GMA Dove Awards through the Gospel Music Association in Nashville, and the Stellar Awards through the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy in Chicago.

In honor of his inexhaustible energy and zeal for gospel music and providing an effective community role model, Mr. Birdsong has been the recipient of nearly innumerable proclamations from various cities throughout the country, including the city of Atlanta, the city of Bossier City, Louisiana, the city of Compton, California, the city of Los Angeles, the city of Marietta, Georgia, the city of Shreveport, Louisiana, and the city of Richmond, California. Moreover, he has also received acknowledgements from several state senate houses, namely the California State Senate, the Texas State Senate, the Georgia State Senate and the Louisiana State Senate, including many other such declarations from myriad congressional bodies across the United States. Likewise, Mr. Birdsong was presented with an Award of Honor from Fairfield High School, a Blue Ribbon Honoree Award from Nystrom Elementary School, a certificate of appreciation from the Albert T. Mills Enrichment Center of Atlanta, and a Gospel Music Industry Award from the Black Essence Awards, to name only a few.

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

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