Buffalo, NY- At the regular session of the Erie County Legislature held in “Old County Hall” on Thursday, January 21, 2016, Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) presented Dr. Rev. James A. Lewis, III with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for January 2016.
The Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes outstanding members of the community. Dr. Rev. James A. Lewis, III has been involved in various aspects of community building not only in Erie County but across Western New York and is the latest recipient of this distinguished award.
“I am honored to recognize the integrity, perseverance and timely leadership displayed by Dr. Rev. James A. Lewis III. He has demonstrated the true nature of a public servant and has made the uplifting of individuals and the District 1 community his life’s work” stated Legislator Miller-Williams.
Dr. Rev James A. Lewis, III involvement in the community is extensive and includes service on the Boards of Directors of the Buffalo Urban League, New Life Residential, Legal Aid Society, Buffalo Philharmonic, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, founding member of G.R.O.U.P. Ministries and the founder and Executive Director of Vaughn House Shelter for Men. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Miracle Missions Full Gospel Church, Director of Pastoral Care for Erie County Medical Center, Chief Master Chaplain for the Buffalo Police Department and District Overseer for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Northeast Central Region Western New York District. He is married to his best friend Pastor Zandra Lewis and is a loving father and grandfather.