BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF DR. GEORGE I. ALLISON
Dr. George I. Allison was born in Durham, NC. He is the second of five siblings. His parents were sharecroppers at the time of his birth but later purchased their own farm. A relationship with the Lord and with Civil Rights was established very early in his life through his parents. Education was established as a priority in his life by his parents and other family members. He is a product of the Orange County School System but he never believed that he was bound to his past so he sought to prepare for his future life through military and college.
After completing two tours of overseas duty including one tour of duty in Vietnam, Rev. Allison continued his education. He achieved a Business Administration degree and a Degree in theology from Alamance Community College and Shaw University Divinity School. He has furthered his education through studies in psychology, history, tax law
Rev. Allison has held several positions in his quest to serve humanity to include serving on the County and State Social Services Boards, local and state NAACP Units including ten years as Branch President, three years as Executive Director and two years as Chairman of the Religious Affairs Committee, and 16 years as NC State Personnel Commissioner. He has served in numerous positions in the Baptist Church locally and in the General Baptist State Convention of NC. Rev. Allison also served as Director of Voting Rights for Democracy North Carolina and Outreach Associate of the Center for Responsible Lending of Durham, North Carolina where he conducted various types of Economic Justice Seminars throughout the state, and 4 years as Executive Director of NC Human Relations Committee and Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.
George I. Allison, Pastor
He has served as Pastor of Cleggs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Timberlake, NC St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Durham, NC and Mt. Bright Missionary Baptist Church of Hillsborough, NC. Dr. George I. Allison was presented with a Doctor of Divinity Degree from United Cornerstone School of Divinity, Thomasville, NC on October 31, 2011. He presently serves as Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC.
He is married to Mrs. Lyvone H. Allison and they have four children and eight grandchildren.