BHM Erika McJimpsey

February 8, 2018

Erika L McJimpsey was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a graduate of North Carolina Central School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in Law. 

Erika is now the municipal judge for the City of Spartanburg and is the first African-American to ever hold this position. 

Prior to becoming municipal judge, Mrs. McJimpsey served as an instructor at Greenville Technical College where she taught in the Criminal Justice and Paralegal departments.  Erika also served as an Assistant Legal Counsel at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, and served as the first African-American female prosecutor for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office.  She was also the first fulltime Domestic Violence prosecutor in the circuit.

Erika served as Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army Reserves for over 10 years and in 2004 received the Ernest Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution (Family Court). 

Erika, along with her husband, serves as pastor of Family Worship Ministries located in Spartanburg.