COFFEYVILLE, KS, May 12, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James F. Linzey, DD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Linzey celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his fields. 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.
Recognized for his decades of service as a chaplain, military officer, educator, public speaker, best-selling author, award-winning recording artist, and actor, Dr. Linzey began his professional career in 1979 as a youth pastor for the First Assembly of God in Huntington Park, California. Dr. Linzey subsequently began teaching for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He simultaneously began serving his country for over two decades in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army as a chaplain. Commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1985, Dr. Linzey advanced to the rank of captain in 1989. He was later commissioned as a captain in the U.S. Army in 1998 and attained the rank of Major in 2004. In 2020, through the United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command, an organization recognized by the Department of Defense, Dr. Linzey attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In 2002-2003, Dr. Linzey was requested by name to serve as the Command Chaplain for Operation Noble Eagle II, Southwest Region, under the Department of Homeland Security, headquartered at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. In 2003-2004, Dr. Linzey was requested, again by name, to serve as the supervising chaplain for the largest mobilization and de-mobilization mission in continental U.S. for Operation Iraqi Freedom, headquartered at Fort Bliss, Texas. Once again, in 2006, Dr. Linzey was requested by name to serve as the first full time chaplain for the Leader's Training Course under the US Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and wrote the institutional prayer—one of only four official American military prayers ever to be written.
Dr. Linzey authored "Moral Leadership," "The Holy Spirit," and "A Divine Appointment in Washington, DC." In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in the major feature film "Iniquity" with actress Verna May (Hall) Linzey (his mother) for whom he sang harmony and back up vocals in Bette Midler's hit song "The Rose" on the soundtrack. Among other noteworthy artistic recognitions, he was in the final running for the 1996 Dove Awards' "Special Event Album of the Year" for his co-authorship and recording of "A Heart of Love" on the compilation CD "When the World Turns to God."
To achieve his professional goals, Dr. Linzey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with an Emphasis in Religion at Vanguard University of Southern California in 1979, followed by a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1983. He received his ordination through the Southern Baptist Convention.
To commemorate his accomplishments, Dr. Linzey was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at Kingsway Cathedral at Kingsway Theological Seminary. Dr. Linzey was the recipient of a "Best-Selling Author" award in 2015 from National Critics' Choice for his work as chief editor of the Modern English Version Bible translation. Dr. Linzey sang background vocals on the long play album "Oh Blessed Jesus," by Verna Linzey which earned a Gold Record Award for Best Vocals in Southern Gospel Music from the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, in 2016. Additionally, Dr. Linzey was commissioned to write the Space Force Hymn, "Creator of the Universe," in 2020.
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