Dr Joe Godfrey
A native of Rome, Georgia, Joe Godfrey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He, also, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Judson College in Marion, AL in 2005.
Godfrey pastored churches in Alabama for 26 ½ years. In 2003 and 2004 he served two, one-year terms as President of the Alabama Baptist Convention. In April 2007 he was selected by the Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP) Board to succeed Dr. Dan Ireland as executive director.
Godfrey’s duties with ALCAP include lobbying the Alabama Legislature concerning moral issues, particularly those related to addictive behaviors, such as alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling; and consulting with communities that are fighting wet-dry elections or gambling expansion. His responsibilities related to American Character Builders include fund-raising and oversight of the program and staff.
Godfrey serves on several local, state and national boards including: The Samford University Board of Trustees; the Alabama Tobacco-Free Coalition Board; the American Council on Addiction & Alcohol Problems Board (ACAAP); and the Stop Predatory Gambling Board (SPG).