Rev. Roland Jordan recognized by Barber Scotia College
By Rev. Donald Anthony
CONCORD, NC - The Reverend Roland Jordan a native of Concord, was recognized by Barber Scotia College on Saturday October 17th for his dedication to the college and to the community.
A 1973 graduate of Concord High School, Reverend Jordan served In the United States Army as a Personnel Records, Personnel Clerk, and Military Specialist Police prior to being honorably discharged. He currently serves as the pastor of All Peoples Church of God and Christ Jesus.
Rev. Jordan is a consistent advocate for Barber Scotia and regularly encourages the residents to support the institution. He does not only talk about the importance of supporting the institution but puts his words into action. When the lawn needs to be mowed, Rev. Jordan is present and working. When the hedges need to be trimmed, Reverend Jordan does not talk about what needs to be done, he goes to work and helps get the work done.
During the recognition ceremony several members of the community spoke of Rev. Jordan’s commitment to serve in the community and his advocacy for causes such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Two of his classmates, Ronnie Long and Terrance Stocks recalled their days in school and how their friendship has stood the test of time. Rev. Jordan and Mr. Stocks were constant advocates for Mr. Long who was recently released from prison after serving 44 years in prison for a crime he has insisted he did not commit.
Dr. Melvin Issador, the president of Barer Scotia and Trustee Karen Sores presented Pastor Jordan with a robe, medallion, and a proclamation honoring him as an honorary alumnus of Barber Scotia for his social activism, philanthropy, and service to the college.
Councilwoman Ella Mae Small pictured above with Bishop Jordan, shared that when Rev. Jordan’s mother died, he asked her to become his Spiritual Mother.
Congratulations to Rev. Jordan and thank you for your tireless efforts for our communities.