“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."
The “Celebration of Ethical Leadership” is a combined effort that stems from BBB’s annual “Excellence in Ethics” and Fresno State’s “Ethical Leadership” which is a true representation and a grand celebration of ethics in our local community.
The alliance between The Ethics Center, the Lyles Center, and the BBB is an opportunity to not only recognize and celebrate ethical leadership, but also bring the message of ethics to the community on a much larger scale.
Congratulations To Our 2022 Winners!
Dr. Paul Lawrence Binion II
2022 Ethical Leadership Award Honoree
Paul Lawrence Binion II, was born in Fairfield, Alabama, to Paul Lawrence Binion, Sr. and Sara Ellafair House Binion. He is the eldest of five children. The family eventually settled in Los Angeles, California, where he became a long-time member of Wadsworth Church of God. Pastor Binion is a graduate of Susan Miller Dorsey High School; California State University, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor’s Degree in History; and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, with a Master’s Degree of Divinity. The Southern California School of Ministry conferred a Doctor of Divinity upon him. He has resided in Fresno, California since 1977, when he assumed Senior Pastoral Leadership of the Westside Church of GOD. Pastor Binion is a man who loves his GOD, his family, and his community.
While leading Westside Church of God, he started a non-profit, Southwest Fresno Development Corporation, established a Counseling Center to meet the needs of our community and developed an Education and Career Initiative to help students in our community be successful in their education and subsequent professional pursuits.
He is a “Pastor to Pastors,” and is an advisor/confidante to numerous organizations, ministries, fellowships, individuals, and leaders in our city and throughout the valley area. Pastor Binion is a conference speaker, preacher, and teacher of the Bible, locally and nationally. After his love for his LORD, the love of Pastor Binion’s life is Valarie Jean Metoyer Binion. The two have been married since 1978. They have three daughters: Tiffany (son-in-law, David), Crisandra and Kimberley; two granddaughters, Alyssa and Zharia; and one grandson, David Paul.