Joseph S. Spence, Sr – World Institute of Peace International: Meet Our New Appointed Ambassador Representing Us In Wisconsin, USA
Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is a professional poet, author, writer, speaker, and book reviewer of over 50-book, posted in various communication mediums. He is the author of seven poetry books: His first book is, “A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose and Thoughts for the Mind, Body and Soul (2004).” His second book, “Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body and Soul (2006),” and his third book is, “The Awakened One Poetics (2009),” His second book, “Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body and Soul,” won the Best Christian Poetry Award from Christian Story Tellers. His third book, “The Awakened One Poetics,” won 2nd place in the Critters Writers Workshop Best Author’s Pool (2009), and was the Publisher’s Best Seller.
He also co-author four additional poetry books with the, Worldwide Poetry Alliance, where he served as the co-founder and poetry chaplain for the site as follows: “The Magic of Michael” (2009), “Passionate Patriotic Poetry” (2009), “Patriotic Poetry to Support the Troops” (2009),”Practical Poetic Anthology: Styles, Forms, & Peganted Portrayals” (2009), and “Celebrating in Poetry: The 20th Century, 100 Years of Music” (2010).
His writings have appeared in various national and international forums. He has taught at Bryant and Stratton University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and The American Baptist College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after retiring from the military.
He retires from the U.S. Army as an officer, and was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas by Governor Bill Clinton (1988). He has received many poetry awards and appointments including the following: Senior Advisor to Founder of Motivational Scripts 6/2109, and Ambassador De Literature 6/2019 (Oman), Living Legend of the 21st Century 5/2019 (India), Literary Golden Badge 5/2019 (Oman), Poetry Gold Medal Honor, League of Poets, Nigeria Africa 5/2019, Noble Star for Literature Award 12/2018, Living Legend of the 21st Century, 6/2019, and International Peace Award 7/2019 (India), Poetry Bard Award, 2010 (UK). Poetry Ambassador Medal, 2007 (USA), Independent Poet Laureate, 2007 (USA), Various Editor’s Choice Awards (USA), and Who’s Who in Poetry, 2005 (USA). He served at the Poet-in-Residence, for the St. Andrew’s Scottish Society, and is a member of the Scottish poetry bard, Robert Burns Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has membership in various national and international scholastic honorary societies, and graduated with honors and distinctions for various military and civilian schools.
He has a certification as a lay minister from The Episcopal Bishop of the Armed Forces, Reverend Charles Burgreen, (1982), and served as a lay minister while in the U. S. Army with military Episcopal clergy members around the world. He has a degree in Divinity, from Faith Theological Seminary, which he completed on active duty with the U. S. Army (1984). He is a member of the Christian Legal Society with Christian litigators in jurisdictions across America (1986).
He was licensed as a Baptist minister at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Manhattan, Kansas, where he served as an associate minister, Manhattan, Kansas (1987), and also served as an ambassador for the Frederick Douglass Center, and President of the Manhattan, Kansas National Association of Colored People Chapter (NAACP). He was eventually ordained as a Baptist Minister by Reverend Dr. Donnie Sims, President of Wisconsin Baptist Convention, and Pastor of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2001), where he served as an associate minister. He was appointed Chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Chi Lambda Chapter (2002), and is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He also served as the Poetry Chaplain for the Worldwide Alliance of Poets, UK, and is a co-founder (2009). In these capacities he has served as a spiritual ambassador to many around the world. He is the son, nephew, cousin and brother of various Apostolic and Baptist preachers in his family, while his mother, Justice Olive Spence, was the backbone and field marshal of prayer for the family, who taught him how to read, write, interpret and recite poem as a youth when he was in high school. He has been practicing the inspirational words of poetry since, and have inspired and uplifted others around the world.
He is a dedicated advocate for military veterans needing help, through the following organizations where he is a life member: The Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and The Disabled American Veterans. He is a member of the Christian Legal Society, with Christian legal litigators and advocates across America standing up and advocating for the rights of Christians, and those who are unable to defend themselves in the legal system.
He is currently a member of Siloah Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he is constantly uplifted reverently in grace and fellowship by the membership of saints. They have expressed great delight regarding the new salutation given unto to him from the people of India by the name of “Praṇāma,” an uplifting and respectful mode of communication for one who is revered in the Hindu tradition. The word Siloah translates to one being “sent” (John 9:7). It also relates to the “Pool of Siloam” where the blind man received his sight. Siloah is a part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and is under the Shepardship of Pastor Brady E. Coleman.
It is my pleasure to announce to the world on behalf of our dear organisation World Institute for Peace his appointment as Ambassador for our organisation that will be representing us in Wisconsin, USA as from the time of this posting.
We hereby implore you to act diligently in promoting the culture of peace and humanity in your area and any where you find yourself.
Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi,
World Institute for Peace (WIP), International.