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Dr. Jimmy Lee Albright

St. Joseph, Missouri 


Personal Website:

4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, Missouri   64507




Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas, 1961

Jacksonville College, Jacksonville, Texas, 1963, Associate of Arts

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1965,
Bachelor of Arts

North American Seminary, Jacksonville, Texas, 1968, Master of Divinity

Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1976,
Master of Divinity

Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1981,
Doctor of Philosophy

East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas, 30 hours on
Master of Arts

Post-doctoral graduate studies at University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, Israel; Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel




Pastor, Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Garrison, Texas, 1964-1965, during Junior and Senior years of University work

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Mt. Selman, Texas, 1965-1968

Pastor, Davis Street Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 1968-1975

Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lipan, Texas, 1976-1977

Interim Minister of Youth, First Baptist Church, Burleson, Texas, 1977 and 1978

Pastor, Wyatt Park Baptist Church, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1980-2010, a church of over 2,000 members


Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Professor, 1977-1979

Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri, Professor in Archaeology and History of the Modern Middle East, 1980-present

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri,
Adjunct Graduate Professor

Midwestern Baptist Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri,
Instructor in Biblical Backgrounds and Old Testament, 1983-1985

Lecturer and professor on Middle East trips and excavation projects involving summer credit programs for students


Fifty two trips to Europe and the Middle East
involving twenty two countries

Two years as supervisor of Tel Batash archaeology excavations in Sorek Valley of Israel under the auspices of Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Sixteen seasons as supervisor at Tel ‘Uza, Tel Radum and Tel Malhata archaeology excavations in southern Israel under the auspices of Baylor and Tel Aviv Universities

Five seasons of archaeology excavations at Tel Bethsaida, Israel

Two seasons of archaeology excavations at Chaco Canyon in northwest New Mexico

Four seasons of archaeology excavations of Indian ruins in northwest Missouri


Writer for three years of Middle School Bible Study literature

Youth column writer for two years for Texas Baptist paper

Articles included in Wycliffe Family Bible Encyclopedia, Genesis Project, Broadman Bible Dictionary and Holman Bible Encyclopedia

Adult Bible School Manual for Adult Life and Work Curriculum for the Southern Convention

Articles for State Baptist papers on various issues

Articles on archaeology and biblical history for the Illustrator Magazine and other archaeology journals

Participant in the Billy Graham School of Christian Writing, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Speaker on motivation, attitude and self-esteem to corporations, education administrators and teachers groups, law-enforcement and civic organizations

Conference and seminary speaker in 22 states and four countries

Radio and television speaker for 35 years

Two years as a volunteer speaker for Campus Crusade for Christ International

Listed public speaker for the Staley Lecture Series of the Thomas F. Staley Foundation

Speaker at seminars and conferences for Baptist Student Unions, state chaplains organizations, state Sunday School departments, state Music Week and church conference and convention centers

Listed on the Speaker’s Bureau for Missouri and Kansas State Teacher’s Associations, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the International DARE Officer’s Association and the Missouri State Teacher’s Association

Speaker for such companies and organizations as AgriLabs, WireRope Corportation, Research Seeds, Heartland Regional Medical Center, Missouri Hospital Association, Donaldson Corporation, Sprint Telephone Company, Midwest Ice-Makers Association, National Law Enforcement Officers' Association, numerous real estate firms and state and federal government agencies meeting


Zig Ziglar, Dr. Robert Schuller, John Maxwell, Bill Hybels and Rick Warren seminars on Motivation and Leadership

Various seminars and conferences dealing with time management, stress, motivation, administration, delegation, publicity and public relations, long-range planning, goal-setting and organizational principles

Campus Crusade Lay Institute For Evangelism, three years

Basic Youth Conflicts Seminar, Dallas, Texas

Witness Involvement Now, Baptist Building, Dallas, Texas

Scholars Week, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Baptist Student Convention, Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Single Adult Conference, Lakeland Assembly, Lakeland, Florida

Senior Adult Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia



Alpha Chi Honor Society, Stephen F. Austin State University

Who’s Who in the Southwest, 1972-1975

Who’s Who In America, 1991

Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities, 1979

Outstanding Young Men of America, 1977-1979

David Meier International Study Award, Southwestern Seminary, 1977

Thomas F. Staley Distinguished Scholar Award, 1981

First Vice-President, Missouri Baptist Convention, 1984

Walter Pope Binns Fellow, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1987

Distinguished Lay Educator, Phi Delta Kappa, 1987

Torch-Carrier for Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996

Hope Award for City Leadership, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1998



United Way Division Director, two years

Secretary-Treasurer, Lion’s Club and Kiwanis Club

Board Member, American Cancer Society, Mental Retardation, Heartland Regional Medical Center, Kendalwood Medical Consultants, Missouri Western State University Foundation, Missouri Baptist Foundation, Christian Life Commission of Missouri Baptist Convention, Baptist Student Union Committee and Nominating Committee of the Missouri Baptist Convention

Board Member: William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri; and Missouri Partnership For Outstanding Schools 

City Campaign Chairman, Three Campaigns as Tax Transfer Levy for Public School District, St. Joseph, Missouri



Married to the former Janice Lain, August 24, 1962, in Artesia, New Mexico. Janice is an elementary school teacher with a Master of Education degree from East Texas State University.

Two daughters:Jana is a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner at University Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado and Jenifer is an Administrator for the Columbia, Missouri School District over the "English as A Second Language" and "Social Studies" divisions.



Born in Lubbock, Texas; frequent runner of 30-40 miles per week; ran 22 marathons; ran Boston Marathon four times.