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Clergyman

John Roberts Jester, American clergyman.

Background

Jester, John Roberts was born on June 8, 1875 in Clay County, Georgia, United States. Son of Thomas P. and Martha Frances (Roberts) Jester.

Education

Student Southwest Georgia Agricultural and Military College. Bachelor of Science, Mercer U., 1899. Student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1904-1905.

Doctor of Divinity, Oklahoma State Baptist College, 1909, Bethel (Kentucky) College, 1910, Mercer U., 1926.

Career

Ministry, 1896; pastor in Georgia, 1897-1904. Correspondent secretary Georgia Baptist Education Board, 1906-1908. President Oklahoma State Baptist College, 1908-1910.

Pastor Broadway Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 1911-1915. Field secretary Foreign Mission Board and University of Richmond, 1915-1918. Pastor First Church, Greenwood, South Carolina., 1918-1922, First Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1922-1935.

Builder First Baptist Temple of Worship, 1925. General evangelist, 1935-1939. Pastor First Baptist Church, Winchester, Kentucky, 1940-1947.

Vice-president Oklahoma Baptist State Convention, 1909-1910, and North Carolina Baptist State Convention, 1930. Member Mission Board, Oklahoma, 1909-1911. Member Edition and Mission boards, Texas, 1912-1915, South Carolina., 1919-1922.

Member board of trustees Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1924-1927. Member Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention, 1927-1930 and 1942-1948. Member promotion committee Southern Baptist Convention, 1932-1933, vice president of Convention, 1932.

Member North Carolina Inter-racial Committee, 1931-1935. President General Board State Baptist Convention, North Carolina, 1924-1935. Member Executive Board General Association Bapts. in Kentucky, 1946-1947.

Membership

Member Mission Board, Oklahoma, 1909-1911. Member Edition and Mission boards, Texas, 1912-1915, South Carolina., 1919-1922. Member board of trustees Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1924-1927.

Member Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention, 1927-1930 and 1942-1948. Member promotion committee Southern Baptist Convention, 1932-1933, vice president of Convention, 1932. Member North Carolina Inter-racial Committee, 1931-1935.

Member Executive Board General Association Bapts. in Kentucky, 1946-1947. Member Sigma Nu, Pi Gamma Mu, Kiwanis. Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Connections

Married Annie Allen Perry, October 25, 1900. Children: Perry N., Dana E., Harold T., Arthur M. ordained Baptist.

father:
Thomas P. Jester

mother:
Martha Frances (Roberts) Jester

spouse:
Annie Allen Perry

child:
Perry N. Jester

child:
Dana E. Jester

child:
Harold T. Jester

child:
Arthur M. Ordained Bapt Jester