Who's Who Humanitarian

Monsignor James R. Boddie, Jr.

Monsignor James R. Boddie, Jr.

Title: Monsignor

Company: Christ the King Catholic Church

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States





  • African American Chamber of Commerce (member)
  • American Cancer Society, Orange Park (board of directors)
  • Black Catholic Commission (moderator)
  • Boy Scouts of America (chaplain)
  • Clay County Jail (chaplain coordinator)
  • Community Alliance Development Corporation (board of directors)
  • Diocesan Vocations Board
  • Diocese of St. Augustine
  • Girls Scouts of the USA (chaplain)
  • Guardian of Catholic Schools (board of trustees)
  • Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE) (board of directors)
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce (JAX Chamber) (member)
  • Mary L. Singleton Foundation Inc.
  • Mayor’s Victim Assistance Advisory Council (VAAC) (vice-chair, member)
  • Rotary Club of Green Cove Springs
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Major Seminary
  • St. John Vianney College Seminary
  • St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary (board of trustees)
  • UF Health Jacksonville, Professional Consultation Committee for Clinical Pastoral Education (vice-chair)
  • Warren P. Powers Charitable Foundation (board member)
  • Weed and Seed Program (member)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Monsignor Designation, Chaplain to the Pope (2021)
  • Ordained Priest (1978)
  • First African American to be ordained as a Catholic priest in the State of Florida


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