James Charles Birdsong Jr.

Title: Gospel Artist, Songwriter, Author, Motivational Speaker, Youth Advocate

Company: Founder, President & Executive Director – Birdsong Association of Broadcasting and Arts, Inc. (BABA)

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Achievements:

  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2019)
  • Inductee, National Society of Leadership & Success – Jersey City, NJ (2020)
  • Inductee (Wall of Tolerance), Civil Rights Memorial Center- Montgomery, AL (2005)
  • Inductee (Hall of Fame), Black Essence Awards – Benton Harbor, MI (2010)
  • Shining Star Award, Preach the Word Worldwide Network TV – Roswell, GA (2020)
  • Nomination (Kingdom Influencer of the Year), Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards – Gulfport, MS (2020)
  • Nomination (Influencer of the Year), Kingdom Image Awards – Columbus, OH (2021)
  • Nomination (Trailblazer of the Year), K-Sound Praise Fest Music Awards – Atlanta, GA (2021)
  • Nomination (Author of the Year), S&M Gospel Indie Awards – South Hill, VA (2021)
  • Achievement Award, Gospel Train Radio Network – Palm Bay, FL (2021)
  • Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, State of Georgia – Atlanta, GA (2019)
  • Congressional Record, United States House of Representatives  – Washington, D.C. (2021)
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, United States House of Representatives – Washington, D.C. (2004, 2005, 2017, 2019)
  • Congratulatory Letters, United States Senate – Washington, D.C. (2004, 2005, 2019)
  • Commendation, State of California – Sacramento, CA (2003)
  • Commendation, State of Georgia – Atlanta, GA (2019)
  • Commendation, State of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA (2004)
  • Proclamation, City of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA (2008)
  • Proclamation, City of Bossier City – Bossier City, LA (2015)
  • Proclamation, City of Compton – Compton, CA (2017)
  • Proclamation, City of Fairfield – Fairfield, CA (2005)
  • Proclamation, City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA (2005)
  • Proclamation, City of Marietta – Marietta, GA (2016)
  • Proclamation, City of Pinole – Pinole, CA (2005, 2015)
  • Proclamation, City of Richmond – Richmond, CA (2003, 2004, 2009)
  • Proclamation, City of Shreveport – Shreveport, LA (2005, 2015, 2017)
  • Proclamation, City of Vallejo – Vallejo, CA (2005)
  • Proclamation, Clayton County – Clayton County, GA (2017)
  • Proclamation, Cobb County – Cobb County, GA (2019)
  • Proclamation, Contra Costa County – Contra Costa County, CA (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Proclamation, Fulton County – Fulton County, GA (2008, 2009)
  • Proclamation, Solano County – Solano County, CA (2005)
  • Proclamation, Caddo Parish – Caddo Parish, LA (2004, 2005, 2015)
  • Resolution, California State Assembly – Sacramento, CA (2005)
  • Resolution, California State Senate – Sacramento, CA (2004)
  • Resolution, Georgia House of Representatives – Atlanta, GA (2019)
  • Resolution, Georgia State Senate – Atlanta, GA (2018)
  • Resolution, Louisiana House of Representatives – Baton Rouge, LA (2004, 2005, 2015, 2017)
  • Resolution, Louisiana State Senate – Baton Rouge, LA (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Resolution, Texas State Senate – Austin, TX (2003, 2005)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Albert T. Mills Enrichment Center – Atlanta, GA (2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Booker T. Washington Revisited Student Conference – Fairfield, CA (1998, 1999)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, United Negro College Fund – Fairfax, VA (2008, 2009)
  • Certificate of Membership, Gospel Music Association – Nashville, TN (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Certificate of Ordination, World Christianship Ministries – South Lake Tahoe, CA (2002)
  • Certificate of Recognition, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Tau Upsilon Omega Chapter – Fairfield, CA (1998)
  • Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly – Sacramento, CA (2017, 2019)
  • Certificate of Recognition, California State Senate – Sacramento, CA (2003, 2017)
  • Blue Ribbon Honoree Award, Nystrom Elementary School – Richmond, CA (2003)
  • Best Scholar Award, Nystrom Elementary School – Richmond, CA (1991)
  • Award of Honor, Fairfield High School – Fairfield, CA (1998)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2004, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)

Designations: 

  • Diploma, Fairfield High School – Fairfield, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Biblical Education), Beulah Heights University – Atlanta, GA
  • Standard’s Teacher Diploma, Evangelical Training Association – Calumet City, IL
  • Graduate Certificate/Diploma (Marketing), University of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ (2020)
  • Graduate Certificate/Diploma (Project Management), University of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
  • Doctor of Sacred Music (Honoris Causa), New Covenant International Bible College – Columbia, SC

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