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Greg Bailey's Biography

Gregory L. Bailey is a native of Dekalb County (Tucker) Ga. He matriculated at West Ga. College now the University of West Ga. receiving a dual degree in the areas of Sociology/Social Work and Speech. He also received a Masterís Degree from Ga. State University in the field of Sociology/Gerontology. He was employed by Literacy Action, an Adult Education facility, for 28 years. While at Literacy Action he held several positions ending his career in 2010 as Program Administrator. At Literacy Action he was instrumental in the development of a satellite instructional program that was down linked to 70 remote sites in the states of Georgia and Virginia. He also served as on air talent for this program. The program became a PBS television series titled ďLearning for LifeĒ. Currently he serves as the Director of Community and Social Service Ministries for the Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Lilburn,Ga., a church founded by his paternal great grandparents in 1834. In that position he is responsible for Salemís Senior Day Center, Homebound Seniors, Summer Camp, After School Program, Stephen Ministry, SALT (Salem Adult Learning and Training Academy), Station of Hope Re-entry Program, Food and Clothing Bank, Benevolence and Bereavement counseling and a number of other community endeavors and partnerships. In addition, he has been a deacon at Salem for 27 years. Gregory Bailey is a sought after speaker and workshop facilitator. He has conducted workshops throughout the US and Canada particularly in the areas of Adult Education, Christian Education, Senior Ministry, Praise and Worship, Deaconís Training, Parliamentary Procedure, African American Baptist History and Voice and Diction. He is very involved in the denominational work of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. He is an instructor in the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Ga. Congress of Christian Education, the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, the National Baptist Sunday School Publishing Board and the National Baptist Student Union Retreat. Currently he serves as the Ga. State Director of the Oratorical Competition of the Congress of Christian Education. He serves on the boards of the Dukes Foundation (a youth mentoring program), Lilburn Co-op, the Gwinnett Certified Literate Community and the Alpha Georgia Education Foundation. He is also the President and organizer of the Salem Toastmasters Club. Gregory Bailey has been a brother of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for 36 years. He is a member of the Nu Mu Lambda Chapter seated in Decatur, Ga. He has held many chapter positions including Associate Editor of the Sphinx, Chaplain, Vice President and President. For fourteen years he served as advisor for the Mu Alpha Chapter seated at Emory University. Ten of those years Mu Alpha and Nu Mu Lambda were recipients of the National Charles Wesley Award given for successful collaboration between college and alumni chapters. In 1999 Bro. Bailey was the recipient of the Charles Green Award, the highest award given by the Southern Region of Alpha. In 2014, he was instrumental in the founding of the Upsilon Omicron Chapter seated at Oglethorpe University. Currently, he serves as the Coordinator of the Ga. District Oratorical Contest, the National Chairman of the Collegiate Scholars Bowl and as the Senior Advisor to the Regional Vice President.