Catalyst | Innovator | Elder

Raymond Jetson


Raymond A. Jetson is a leading voice on community change strategies, social innovation and the resurgence of elders in African American life. He was a winner of the 2022 AARP Purpose Prize, a national award for innovators over the age of 50. Raymond has a rich history of public service including 15 years as a State Representative, 23 years as pastor of Star Hill Church, and as the deputy secretary for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Among his many “irons in the fire” he has recently launched Aging While Black, a discourse exploring the intersection of aging and race.

Follow Raymond Jetson


The dopest TEDx you’ll ever see!

Join us


Get notified on news and updates for our current and future TEDxScotlandville events.

Sign up

Stay in


We want to hear from you. Get in touch with us directly. Whether you are press, potential speaker, volunteers, or a dedicated community member, we want to hear from you.

Contact us