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Minister

John Selby Jester, American Minister. Ordained to ministry Buddhist Theosophical Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1990; licensed embalmer, funeral director, Georgia, health care administrator, Georgia.

Background

Jester, John Selby was born on October 29, 1942 in Barnesville, Georgia, United States. Son of John Lee and Regina (Britt) Jester.

Education

Degree in Mortuary Science, John A. Gupton College, Nashville, 1963. Bachelor of Business Administration, North University, 1980. Master of Business Administration, North University, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy, Golden State University, 1984. Postulant, Buddhist Theosophical Society, LaFayette, Louisiana, 1990. Juris Doctor, LaSalle University, Mandeville, Louisiana, 1990.

Doctor Law Letters, Meridian University, 1991.

Career

Mortician, various firms, Georgia, 1963-1970; health care administrator, Charter Medical Corporation, Macon, Georgia, 1970-1972; administrator, Memorial Medical Center, Dublin, Georgia, 1972-1973; management consultant, J.S. Jester and Associations, Dublin, 1973-1974; regional director, Carex International, C.A., 1974-1976; administrator, Spring Valley Center, Jeffersonville, Georgia, 1976-1978; chief Executive officer, Free Enterprise Systems Inc., Dublin, 1978-1985; priest, Buddhist Theosophical Society, Lafayette, Louisiana, since 1990; founder, president, Meridian U., Lafayette, since 1990. Post-mortem surgeon Lions Eye Bank, 1973-1976. Coroner Laurens County, Dublin, 1969-1973, Houston County, Perry, Georgia, 1975-1976.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Buddhist Theosophical Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1990. Licensed embalmer, funeral director, Georgia, health care administrator, Georgia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Sculptor: Tobac indian, 1974 (1st place award 1974). Contributor poems to magazines in field.

Membership

Chairman Salvation Army Service Unit, Dublin, 1970. Member Republican Task Force, Georgia, 1982. Sergeant USAFNG, 1965-1971.

Member International Society Jurists (chairman 199—), Theosophical Society in American, Pali Text Society (England), Buddhist Theosophical Society, Order of Shilelagh (charter), British Institute Embalmers (England).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sculpture, poetry, short stories, Tai Chi.

Connections

Married Cheryl Jean Sims, March 14, 1966 (divorced October 1985). Children: Andrea Jester Wheeler, Jennifer Jester Tillirson, R. Jane, Laurie Jester Brown. Married Pushpika Priyadarshani Fernando, February 22, 1990 (divorced October 1991).

father:
John Lee Jester

mother:
Regina (Britt) Jester

spouse:
Cheryl Jean Sims

spouse:
Pushpika Priyadarshani Fernando

child:
Jennifer Jester Tillirson Jester

child:
Laurie Jester Brown Jester

child:
R. Jane Jester

child:
Andrea Jester Wheeler Jester