Billy J. Strawter, Sr.
Billy J. Strawter, Sr. is a native of Ty Ty, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fort Valley State College in Georgia. He is the caring father of two young adults, Billy Jr., and Safiya Akilah. He has been married to his wife Lee Anna for 38 years. He and his wife currently live in Midland, MI.
He is an evangelist, author, and consultant. He worked for the Dow Chemical Company as a Senior Environmental Specialist for 22 year. After leaving Dow in 1997, He founded EnviCare Consulting, Inc. He is the president and owner of EnviCare Consulting, Inc, an environmental, educational and religious consulting firm that provides motivational seminars, environmental training, and environmental auditing. He is the author of “Behind The Eyes of Juvenile Delinquents, published November 1999. He is the developer of the Keys to Success Seminar designed to motivate individuals on a personal and professional level. He provides family crusades, motivational workshops for church leaders; spiritual renewal weekends for youth groups and churches under Care Ministries, which is part of EnviCare Consulting, Inc. He is the founder of the Omega-Alpha Club, which is designed to reach at risk youth involved with the juvenile court system. He is the cofounder of the Tri-county Youth for Christ Organization, Saginaw, MI.
He is involved in various communities’ activities such as volunteer as Chaplain of the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center for the Tri-County Youth for Christ; project coordinator of Saginaw Communities That Care program and Outreach and Evangelism coordinator for Sunrise Baptist Church, Midland Michigan. He served on The Juvenile Center Advisory Council of Saginaw County and he served on the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce Board. He visits the Brittany Nursing home on the fourth Wednesday of the month to encourage and inspire the residents. In 1979, he was named Midland’s Man of the Year by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for Outstanding Community Service. In 1980, he was voted one of the outstanding Men of America for Professional Achievement and Leadership Abilities. In 1989, he was honored with the Jitsuo Morikawa Evangelism award given by the Board of National Ministries of the American Baptist Churches. He was licensed to preach November 22, 1992 at Faith Ministries Baptist Church where he served as the associate minister until 1998. In 1999, he was ordained as an evangelist at Faith Ministries Baptist Church.
In 1997, he was awarded the Martin Luther King Community Service Award, Midland, MI and the Midland Rotary Vocational Service Award. He received the 2001 Boy Scouts of America’s Whitney Young Community Service Award, Saginaw, MI.
His primary reason for community involvement is to offer hope to people in need. His mission is to motivate youth and adults to make a change and succeed in society by the grace of God regardless of the obstacles they face. As a published author, He has appeared on Family Life radio Midland, MI, WTIF Radio Station,Tifton GA, TV-5 News, Saginaw, MI, TV-10, Albany Georgia, TCT Christian Station, Michigan Alive, Saginaw, MI, Charter Hometown News, Midland, MI, PBS Television, Delta College, Art Lewis WSGW Radio Talk Show, Saginaw, MI, 101.7 FM WPRJ, Coleman, MI and WMPX, Midland MI 48618.Author’s book was featured in the October 2000 Ebony Magazine, Saginaw News, Tifton Gazette, Tifton, GA, Midland Daily News, and Around Dow Magazine.
He currently volunteers as Chaplain Saginaw Juvenile Detention facility (22 yrs), member of Dow Corning Citizen Advisory Panel , Cabot Citizen Advisory Panel, and Vice President of Saginaw African America and Minority Business Association (SAAMBA).
Hobbies: Aerobics, golfing, basketball, photography and reading