Biography

Nelson Price
Address: 1400 Beaumont Drive
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: (770) 422-2564
Fax: (770) 427-6578
E-Mail: NLPrice@AOL.com
Birth date: August 24, 1931
    Osyka, Mississippi

Occupation: · Pastor Emeritus, Roswell Street Baptist Church · Former Pastor, Oak Park Baptist Church New Orleans, Louisiana

College: 1953 Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana · University, B.S. in Horticulture · Received varsity letter in basketball and track · Member of National Who’s Who · Campus BSU President (twice) · Louisiana State BSU President · President, SLU Student Body · Chief Justice of SLU Judicial Board · President of The Gleaners Club · Recipient of the Green "S" Scholar/Athlete Award

Seminary: · Graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary – Special studies in Homiletics · Served as a Trustee of Seminary l6 years · Member of NOBTS Foundation Board (2000 – ) · Member of NOBTS Providence Board (2000 – )

Degrees: · D.D., Mercer University, 1984 · D. D., Hannibal-LaGrange College, 1990

Denomination and Community Activities and Achievements: · Chairman of the Shorter College Board of Trustees (2005 – ) · First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention (l99l) · President of the SBC Pastor’s Conference (1990) · Recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Good Shepherd Award (l99l) · Member of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (Now NAMB) · Member, The Christian Index Board · Recipient of Liberty Bell Award presented by the Cobb Bar Association · "Citizen of the Year Award" awarded by the Marietta Daily Journal · Marietta Citizen of the Year awarded by the Marietta Chamber of Commerce · Inside Cobb Magazine voted "Best Sermon" in · ‘The Best of Cobb, 1986’ edition, · ‘The Best of Cobb, 1987’ edition, · ‘The Best of Cobb, 1992’ edition, and the · ‘The Best of Cobb, 1994’ edition · Georgia Trend Magazine selected one of Georgia’s 100 most influential people. · Former member of the Georgia State Board of Human Resources under Governor Carter · Fellowship of Christian Athletes Life Time Trustee · While active Pastor at Roswell Street Baptist Church was seen and heard nationally weekly on Family Net cable, Atlanta WPXA TV broadcast, Cablevision in Baton Route, LA, Telicare in New York, Marietta’s WFTD 1080 AM radio station, The Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters network. · Writes a weekly column for the Marietta Daily Journal. (This column has appeared in this newspaper since 1966) · Spoke to an average of 100,000 students per year for over 25 years. · Recipient of the Cobb County "Public Service Award" presented by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. · Recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southeastern Louisiana University for outstanding merit (1990). · Member of Georgia Policy Council for Families and Children · Member of the Georgia State Task Force on Foster Child Care. · President, PNEUMA Foundation, Inc. · President, Love Life, Inc.

 

Author: Nineteen Books:

 

Speaking Engagements: Has addressed such diverse groups as: · Preached the Inaugural Message before President Jimmy Carter, his Cabinet and Staff on Inauguration morning, 1977 · Preached the Inaugural Message for Governor Joe Frank Harris · Georgia State Rotary Convention · Georgia State Jaycee’s Convention · Georgia State Superintendents of Schools State and District PTA Conventions · 12 NFL, 8 NBA, and numerous college athletic teams · Southern Baptist State Evangelism Conventions · Motivational Speaker to private and corporate business concerns

Former Offices Held: · Chairman of the National Board of Trustees of the Fellowship Of Christian Athletes (1999 – 2005) · President, Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, 1987 · First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention · President, Georgia Baptist Convention, l982-83 · Member Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Advisors · Trustee of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary · Trustee of Louisiana College · First Vice President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention at the time of moving to Georgia. · President, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni Association · Member of Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Boards · Trustee of Georgia Baptist Homes, Inc. · As a college student, was local and state BSU President · President of the Ministers in Broadcasting of the Georgia Baptist Convention As Pastor and Visionary: · Led in church growth to approximately 9,500 members. · Led the church to consistently be among the top 5 churches in the State in Cooperative Program gifts. · Led the church in the establishment of one of the largest church plant sites within the SBC and building the second largest worship center in the southeastern part of the United States, seating 4,000 people. It was the first Southern Baptist church mega auditorium. · Led in the establishment of a professionally staffed Christian Preschool, Kindergarten – Sixth Grade, and Day Care Program located at RSBC. · Led in the creation of COME ALIVE, a television and radio broadcast ministry of Roswell Street Baptist Church, reaching over 20,000,000 homes weekly. · Led in the establishment of a Christian Radio Station, WFTD l080 AM. · Led in the creation of Love Life, Inc., a ministry of Roswell Street Baptist Church, which operates a Women’s Pregnancy Center, offering alternatives to abortion, and establishing The Clay Home, a home for unwed mothers. · New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has named an academic chair Nelson Price Chair of Leadership. · New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has established the Nelson Price Center for Urban Studies. · The Georgia Baptist Convention has named their 42 bed drug rehabilitation center the Nelson Price Drug Rehabilitation Center.