< Dr. Esco Yancey is an accomplished guitarist, an authority on The History of Gospel Music, and the first African-American, United States Chess Federation Expert, from North Carolina. He taught chess at the Duke University Center for Learning in Retirement, and he has published a book "How to Teach Chess in the Public Schools and in Christian Schools."  Dr. Esco Yancey, Jr. studied ministry, at Berean School of the Bible, Harvard University certificate in Spirituality and Healing, and diagnostic reading from University Phoenix.He was awarded, an earned doctorate in education from California Coast University.CCU is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council which is recognized by the US Department of Education. He also received an honorary Doctorate in Ministry, from the New Life Theological Institute, Orangeburg, South Carolina. He has a 30-year history in Christian, secondary, and higher education.He has held a variety, of positions in professional education.He served several school systems in North Carolina, and one district in Florida.He spends, his time today, managing Gospel Times Ministries.  He holds a bachelor's degree in history from St. Augustine's College, a master's degree in crisis counseling, a master's certification in education administration, master's certification in vocational education from North Carolina Central University. He achieved, specialist, in Christian counseling certification(ACSI), from studies at North Carolina State University, a doctorate in education from California Coast University.  Dissertation explored" The Effectiveness of Private and Christian Schools Versus the Effectiveness of Public Schools in America.CCU is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council which is recognized by the US Department of Education. DETC's scope of authority extends from the associate up to and including the professional doctorate degree. CCU is also a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CCU is a recognized member of the American Council on Education (ACE). He is also a gourmet cook. He learned this art when he was a young college student working at the Carolina Country Club. He has traveled the country researching food styles. Today, his style is patterned after the French Master Chef Auguste Escoffier. Chef Yancey is the former owner of Yancey Soul Food Restaurant in Milton, North Carolina. His cooking was featured in several newspapers. If you need Chef Yancey to cook for your personal or private event, please call him at-919-672-5486 or e-mail-escoyancey@yahoo.com” - Esco Yancey,Jr.Ed.D,MA,BA (United State Chess Federation Expert)

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