Reverend George W. Odom, Sr. was born and raised in Foley Alabama on February 6, 1974. Before graduating from Foley High School he enlisted in the United States Navy on 13 November 1991. He began his illustrious career at the blood-line of Navy Enlisted Training, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL and retired as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Naval Medical Research Center Silver Spring, Maryland whereas he oversaw day to day operations for the Navy's largest Biomedical Research and Development Command (R&D) by providing outstanding leadership, administrative support and guidance to over 1600 personnel performing the Navy's $320M Medical R&D worldwide.
Currently Rev. Odom serves as Resource Management and Program Analyst within the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) for the multi-million dollar National Training and Education System mandated by President Barack Obama whereas he is responsible for researching current or new management practices for application to programs or operations, analyzing the findings, and making high-level recommendations.
His educational background is as follows: He obtained his Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Thomas Nelson Community College Newport News, VA and is a distinguished graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Education, Training and Development. Additionally, he is a distinguished graduate of Grace Bible College and Seminary where he obtained dual Bachelor Degrees in Theology and Biblical Studies and dual Master Degrees in Biblical Counseling and Studies while currently pursuing his doctorate in Theology.
Rev. Odom received Christ at the early age of six and since has been ordained within the AME Church and currently serves on the ministerial staffs of Mount Zion AME Church of Virginia Beach, VA (Pastor Vanessa Copeland) and First AME Church of Manassas, VA (Pastor Tony D. Boone). His favorite scripture comes from the book of Philemon verse 6, “I pray that you be active in sharing your faith so that we all can come to know every good thing that is in thee which is of Christ Jesus.” Amen
He credits both his grandmothers Edith Mae Odom and Eva Mae Thomas for teaching him the story of Christ and instilling within his heart, mind and soul, “To take the Lord on with you everywhere he goes!”
Rev. Odom is married to Alethea Wright Odom, and they have three children, DeArrell Dean, George Washington II, Alicia Monae, one God-daughter Mya Amber and one Granddaughter Janiece Elizabeth Odom.