" During my time on the CAC Board of Directors, I’ve seen the positive impact the Senior Companion Program has on participants. This past year has been extremely trying and so many seniors in our community have been fortunate enough to have companions. I’m running for Snowflake Ball King to bring more awareness to the amazing work being done, and to potentially generate more interest for those able to donate time or resources." - Charles Lomax
Rev. Dr. Charles F. Lomax Jr. serves as the Director of Community Empowerment for the City of Knoxville, and is the Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Alcoa. In his role with the City, he oversees the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Police Advisory and Review Committee, the Title VI/Diversity and Inclusion Office and the Empower Knox Initiative. Additionally, his department works with community organizations to see how the city can participate in, or aid, racial equity efforts.
A huge proponent of education, Dr. Lomax received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Homiletics from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree with a focus on Leadership and Community Witness from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Driven by a love for people and a commitment to community, he strives to serve in whatever ways possible to help people meet their maximum potential. Dr. Lomax sits on a number of boards representing a wide assortment of community engagement, and is most passionate about seeing Knoxville become a better, more equitable city where all would want to live, work and play.