Director of Strengthening The Black Church



Rev. Lester N. Justice is a native of Millsboro, Delaware. Rev. Justice is married to the former Wanda A. Davis. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Amber.

Rev. Justice received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, at Delaware
State University in Dover, Delaware. He is a graduate of Howard University School of
Divinity in Washington, D.C. with a Masters of Divinity Degree. While there he was awarded ‘The Senior Most Likely to Excel in Pastoral Ministry.’

Rev. Justice was ordained an itinerant elder in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of
The United Methodist Church in June 2007. Rev. Justice has been in pastoral ministry
for twenty six years. In July of 1996 he was assigned his first pastorate at the Upper
Hill Charge in Upper Hill, MD. He has also pastored The Whaleyville/Bishopville
Charge in Bishopville, Maryland beginning in July of 2002. Rev. Justice completed his
pastorate at Simpson United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware where he
was appointed in July 2008. As of July 1, 2016 he became the Director of
Strengthening the Black Church for the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United
Methodist Church wherein he assist in transforming, sustaining, and/or revitalizing
black congregations throughout the conference. Rev Justice continues to serve in this
ministry as well as being appointed the pastor at Wesley Temple in Salisbury, MD
beginning September 2020.

Most importantly, he is a man who loves what he does and takes his ministry
seriously. He has been blessed with vision, determination, courage, and strength. " I
can state without reservation or hesitation that because of my spiritual upbringing at
Dickerson AMEC, I am who I am. To the Dickerson Chapel Church family, past and
present, thanks be unto God."

1 Corinthians 2:9, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart
of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”(NKJV)