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Bishop William Morgan James


       Bishop William James was certainly one of this generation’s commissioned, filling his mandate to lead God’s people in the power and praise of the Latter Rain. His life of consistent consecrated and caring service reflects spiritual depth. For more than fifty-eight years he emitted bright beacons of hope to penetrate spiritural darkness. Licensed to preach at the age of fifteen and ordained at seventeen, he matured into a leader, “…in favor with God and man.” This maturity had been acquired in the storms and struggles of life coupled with a love for God and His word. The fires of affliction drove him to his knees and transformed him into a Trophy of God’s precious grace, and a leader among leaders.

His lovely wife Annette, supported him prayerfully and enthusiastically. Together they reared eight children. The unique call of God upon the life of Bishop James provides for us a bright legacy upon which we can build and progress because it is rooted in eternal truth and the finished work of Calvary.


Licensed to preach at 15 - Ordained at 17 years of age


1948     Established St. James Church of God in Christ, Boston, MAAppointed first State Secretary of Connecticut under                       Bishop C.H. Bewer.
1950     First Pastorate in Willard, Ohio
1952     Appointed District Superintendent Cincinnati and Dayton District Churches of God in Christ.
             Appointed Pastor of North Toledo Church of God in Christ, then later became St. James Holiness Church of God in                  Christ which is now The Armory Church.
1955     Appointed Pastor of James Temple Church of God in Christ Cinncinnati, Ohio.
1959     Given the Ministry of “The Latter Rain”.
1963     Appointed Chairman of the Elders Council of Ohio North Churches of God in ChristBecame Pastor of Greater St. James Church of God in Christ in Fremont, Ohio.
1965     Appointed Executive Secretary International Youth Congress Churches of God in Christ.
1968     Appointed Treasurer International Youth Congress Churches of God in Christ.
1970     Appointed Assistant Bishop Ohio North Churches of God in Christ.
1971     Appointed Assistant Vice President of International Youth Congress Churches of God in Christ.
1972     Appointed President of International Youth Congress Churches of God in Christ.
1988     Consecrate Bishop of Ohio North Jurisdiction #1 Churches of God in Christ.
1993     The William James Bible Institute was conceived.
1995     The William James Bible Institute graduated its first class.
1999     Appointed to the General Board of the Churches of God in Christ.


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