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Joe Norman Pinkard

Joe Norman Pinkard, American correctional and human development institution administrator. Certified probation officer. Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1985, Outstanding Community Worker, Project Uplift, Auburn University, 1980.


Pinkard, Joe Norman was born on January 28, 1951 in Chamber County, Alabama, United States. Son of Norman John and Helen (Gunn) Pinkard.


Bachelor in Social Science and Sociology, Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1974. Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development, Troy State University, 1977.


Intern Jackson Hope School, Fairfield, Alabama, 1974-1977. Probation officer Lee County Juvenile Court, Opelika, 1975-1979, senior probation officer, since 1979. Lecturer to various church and community organizations, Opelika and Lee County, Alabama.


Creeds should be rejected as they may compromise a believer’s obligation to interpret the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


Youth coordinator Alabama Democratic Conference, Opelika, 1986-1987. Member New South Coalition, Auburn, Alabama, 1986-1987. Member executive committee National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Opelika, since 1986.

Served to sergeant United States National Guard, 1981-1982. Member Alabama Juvenile Justice Association, Juvenile Probation Officers Institute, Alabama Council on Crime and Delinquency, National Council Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Clubs: Esquire (Opelika) (president 1985-1986).

Lodges: Masons (secretary 1982-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Boating, fly fishing, music, jogging, hiking.


Married Sylvia Dell Beatly, December 14, 1974. 1 child, Justin Omar.


All Christians should fulfill their God-given responsibility to engage in the public life of the nation.