Rev. J. Kevin James, Jr., is the youngest of two, born to Rev. J. Kevin James, Sr. and Lynda D. James. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Rev. James was educated in the Baltimore County Public School System. He would matriculate to Towson University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in History. Rev. James is currently a Master of Divinity student, and recipient of the John Satterwhite award, at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
At the age of six Rev. James accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at the Little Ark Missionary Baptist Church, in Baltimore, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. James L. Carter. Seeing the hand of God on Rev. James' life, Dr. Carter introduced Rev. James to the gospel preaching ministry.
Officially licensed by the Christ Centered Church, under the leadership of Rev. Geraldine Stancil James. Rev. James would carry on the legacy of his family as a fifth generation preacher.
Anointed and gifted, Rev. James has been blessed to share the gospel across America and most recently traveled to El Salvador.
God has opened many doors for Rev. James: he has served as Minister of Evangelism, Praise and Worship leader, and most recently served as Pastor to Children, Youth, & Young Adults at the Historic Whitestone Baptist Church; in Baltimore, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Elmore E. Warren, Jr.
On July 10, 2016 Rev. James was unanimously elected by the disciples of Macedonia Baptist Church in East Saint Louis, Illinois to serve as their Pastor. As leader of Macedonia, Pastor James is serving the oldest African American Church in the City, established in November of 1863. Since Pastor James arrival Macedonia has increased spiritually, numerically, and financially.
Believing in the power of education, ministry, and community service, Pastor James is a recipient of several awards and citations. He has received citations by Governor(s) Paris Glendening and Martin O’Malley; and a Mayoral Citation by the honorable Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
With all of these accomplishments Pastor James remains committed to the cause of Christ; spreading the gospel to the world.
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