Rev. Dr. Julius R. Scruggs
Rev. Dr. Julius R. Scruggs is the Pastor Emeritus and former Senior Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. He has a Bachelor of Arts from American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Vanderbilt University School of Divinity in Nashville, Tennessee; and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama. Dr. Scruggs is the former President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; Board Member of the National USA Foundation, Inc.; Board of Trustees Member at American Baptist College; member of the National Board of Directors, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); former board member of Selma University; former President of the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention (President Emeritus); member of the Huntsville Human Relations Committee; member and former president of the Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship (GHIMF); 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Greater Huntsville Chapter; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Kappa Boule’ and provides advisory support to a wide range of community movements. He has authored four books, received numerous academic accolades, and prestigious awards.