1937-1941 under Rev. Morris M. Ward

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Sunday School
Sunday School

1941-1947 under Rev. Yancy Lee Sims

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Gospel Choir
Gospel Choir

1947-1948 under Rev. A Chester Clark

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Church Officers
Church Officers

1947-1948 under Rev. A Chester Clark

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Junior Ushers
Junior Ushers

1948-1955 under Rev. Theophilus E. Harper

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Youth Choir
Youth Choir

1948-1955 under Rev. Theophilus E. Harper

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Sunday School
Sunday School

& Allen Christian Endeavor League. 1948-1955 under Rev. Theophilus E. Harper

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Miss St. James Crowning
Miss St. James Crowning

1948-1955 under Rev. Theophilus E. Harper

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79th Session of NJ Annual Conference
79th Session of NJ Annual Conference

May 1951 under Rev. Theophilus E. Harper

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THROUGH THE YEARS

1937-1941: Oil heat was installed, a Junior Choir was organized and a lot on Bay Street was purchased when Rev. Morris M. Ward was pastor.  St. James was packed during both the morning and evening services.

 

1941-1947: Rev. Yancy L. Sims was pastor when the first microphone was installed.  The History Committee was organized, and the Memory Book was introduced.  During these years the St. James Senior Choir gained renown for its magnificent singing and was invited to appear at Boardwalk hotels and other famous venues. 

1947-1948: Rev. A. Chester Clarke, the next pastor, erected a cross outside the church.

1948-1955: Rev. T. E. Harper served.  The construction of the Annex began and the first women were appointed to the Steward and Trustee Boards. 

1955-1958: Rev. Roscoe C. Henderson, who served, continued the work on the Annex. 

1958-1964: Under the leadership of Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand, the church sold the old parsonage, purchased a new edifice at 1253 Monroe Avenue and modernized the interior of the church. 

1964-1972: During the administration of Rev. James K. Baldwin, the Pastor’s Study was established on the second floor and the property from 101 to 107 North New York Avenue was purchased.  The Bright’s Villa Apartment Complex was purchased.