Reverend James is a native of Guyana and have been involved in music ministry from the age of 13, accepted Jesus Christ as my savior at the age of 16, and was baptized at the age of 17. He and his wife Sylvia moved to the United States in 1976 to attend Prairie View A&M University.
For the past 20 years he has been employed with the City of Houston as a Public Health Investigator. His role in the public health department opened his eyes and ears to people with emotional needs and various kinds of harmful and recurring addictions that only the power of God could heal. As a result he and his wife are co-founders of the Joy Prison Ministry, servicing 2 prisons (Jester3 in Richmond and Pam Lychner in Atascocita) and the River of Life Evangelistic Outreach.
For the past ten years, he has served as a pastor of two ministries in Columbus. His religious affiliations include memberships with the Church of The Nazarene, the Christian Brethren Church, Full Gospel Church, Church Of God In Christ, United Methodist, Assembly of God, Southern Baptist, some non-denominational churches. He and his wife have also worked with other churches and ministries including Youth for Christ, Youth with a Mission, Lutheran, AME, Apostolic, Adventists, Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Elim churches. They are not “church hoppers”, but they look beyond denominational boundaries and offer their services to churches and ministries that are in need of such.
In addition to his preaching and teaching the word of God, Reverend James has produced a Christian music album (O What A Feeling) and have authored 2 books (12 Never-mentioned Steps to Discipleship and Love is the True Foundation of the Gospel) based on our myriad of experiences in the ministry coupled with a clearer understand of the word of God.
James holds the Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Prairie View A&M University and the Biblical Ministry degree from Midwest Full Gospel Bible Institute and he is an ordained Minister of the Gospel by the Full Gospel Evangelistic Association.
Reverend James his wife Sylvia have 4 children to include Ruth, David Jr., Gloria and Justine, who are all professionals in their own right.
Members of the community are also encouraged to come out and support the Houston FoodBank Mobile Unit which will be at the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church on June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church on 204 Dooley Street in Prairie View. There are no qualifications necessary, and persons may sign up for SNAP, Children’s Medicaid/CHIP and TANF programs. Patrons must be present and signed to receive the food.