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Kay Coles James Became a Christian Under the Preaching of Billy Graham and God Has Used her to Do Gr

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She is the president and founder of the Gloucester Institute which is an organization that trains and nurtures leaders in the African American community. She was the director for the United States Office of Personnel Management. She was nominated by George W. Bush in 2001 and served in that position until 2005. Prior to that appointment, she served as Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources under then-Governor George Allen and as Senior Vice President of the Family Research Council. She was also the dean of Regent University's government school. She is a current member of the NASA Advisory Council.

She is a graduate of Hampton University and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, including the Doctor of Laws Degree from Pepperdine University. In 2003, she was named the 2003 Distinguished Christian Statesman by Dr. D. James Kennedy, in which she was described as a Christian statesman who "makes it clear that the only way to transform any culture is from the inside out and that 'the children of God will be called upon to lead the way.'" She is a wife, mother of three children, and grandmother of five.

She committed her life to following Jesus Christ while watching Billy Graham on television before entering college. She said that it was while sitting with other students at an InterVarsity Fall Conference in Virginia, that she heard the conference speaker describe the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross and realized that God had a calling for her life. She said it was then that she told God, 'God, I am available to be used by you. Here I am.' She said, "I did not have a plan beyond ‘What is the next opportunity to serve?’ I will tell others, if you're willing to do that and really mean it, hold on, because you don't have a clue as to where your life is going.” Her name is Kay Coles James.

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