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Reverend Dr. Johnie H. Flakes, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Steak, Peas (Black-Eyed), Rice, Cornbread, Pie (Sweet Potato)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Look where He brought me from.

Birthplace

Born:
1/12/1935
Birth Location:
Phoenix City, Alabama

Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Steak, Peas (Black-Eyed), Rice, Cornbread, Pie (Sweet Potato)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Look where He brought me from.

Birthplace

Born:
1/12/1935
Birth Location:
Phoenix City
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Biography

The Reverend Dr. Johnie H. Flakes, Jr., was born in Phoenix City, Alabama, on January 12, 1935. Flakes started his education in the Russell County Public School System. Since 1961, he has been the pastor at the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia, as well as an outspoken activist.

Flakes earned his B.A. degree from the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, an honorary doctorate from the American Baptist College and an honorary doctorate from A. B. Lee Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida.

Flakes has numerous local, national and international affiliations with religious and civic organizations. He is the chairman of the Board of Trustees at the American Baptist College. Because of Flakes’ dedicated Christian and civic service, he has received hundreds of awards and honors, including the 1971 Outstanding Personality of the South; one of the Ten Outstanding Ministers in Georgia for 1991; the Columbus Ledger 2000 Edition – People Who Made a Difference; the 2000 Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King Award; the 2000 Operation PUSH Martin Luther King Award; and the Congress of Christian Education’s Knighthood Award.

He is married to Robena Gaines Flakes. They have three children, Sencira Flakes Williams, Johnie Flakes, III and Merle Flakes. They are also the grandparents of Braya J. Flakes and Christina E. Flakes.

Rev. Dr. Johnie Flakes passed away on November 12, 2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Johnie Flakes interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Johnie Flakes remembers his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Johnie Flakes shares childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Johnie Flakes lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Johnie Flakes recalls whites' disrespect and abuse of blacks in Phenix City, Alabama, in the 1940s
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Johnie Flakes tells about his schooling in Phenix City, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Johnie Flakes discusses his occupational choices as a high-school dropout
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Johnie Flakes details his call to the ministry after a suicide attempt and the birth of his son
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Johnie Flakes remembers his training at American Baptist College
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Johnie Flakes talks about the churches he has pastored
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Johnie Flakes recalls being ostracized for his civil rights work
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Johnie Flakes details his involvement with the NAACP IN Columbus, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Johnie Flakes recounts his voter registration efforts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Johnie Flakes discusses other problems in his community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Johnie Flakes lists his role models
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Johnie Flakes talks about African American leaders in Columbus Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Johnie Flakes discusses changes in Columbus race relations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Johnie Flakes reflects on his accomplishments as a minister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Johnie Flakes recalls the split in the National Baptist Convention
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Johnie Flakes discusses the responsibility of the black church to be a catalyst for change
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Johnie Flakes shares his plans for the futre of Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Johnie Flakes reflects on his maturation as a minister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Johnie Flakes explains black theology
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Johnie Flakes describes the challenges of being a minister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Johnie Flakes discusses the role of the church as an agent of social change
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Johnie Flakes ponders his legacy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Johnie Flakes lists his favorites
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Johnie Flakes describes Columbus, Georgia