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2007-2024: The Rev. Dr. James Coaxum, III, a powerful preacher, stressed an increase in membership, spirituality, sacrifice, tithing, unity and service to God.  Under his leadership, many organizations were formed including the Male Chorus, the Youth Choir and the Youth Dance Ministry. He reorganized the Class Leader System and the Sons of Allen as well.


The church also witnessed a renovated kitchen, renovated women's bathroom, new pews, updated sound system, a new roof, paving of the parking lot and fence enclosure, and purchase of mini-bus for transportation.


Community outreach was a focus of Rev. Dr. Coaxum's pastoral leadership. The Feeding the Community Program expanded into a full-fledged food pantry. 

2024-Present: On Saturday, June 15, 2024, the Rev. Dr. Deborah Blanks was appointed as the first female pastor of St. James. The membership is looking forward to supporting her in her new role.


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