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Greater Rock Missionary Baptist Church


Chicago, IL



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The Reverend Dr. Floyd James, Sr. is the senior pastor of the Greater Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. James was licensed and ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1973. He succeeded his father in the pastoral ministry in 1984. During his 35 year pastorate, Greater Rock is now distinguished by its stewardship program, its fervent worship and its dynamic preaching and teaching. The church exemplifies its theme “A Church Designed with the Community in Mind.”
He has served on many district and regional boards throughout his ministry. Dr. James has held many leadership roles. He has served as the Moderator of Salem Baptist District Association, Financial Secretary for Baptist General State Convention of Illinois and the Chairman of the Moderator’s Department of Baptist General State Convention of Illinois. He has served as the Assistant Director of the Minister’s Division of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and as General Secretary of the Moderator’s Auxiliary National Baptist Convention USA Inc., a board member of One Church One Child, Safer Foundation Advisory Board and various other religious, civic and social organizations.
He currently serves as an instructor and Vice President for the New Baptist Ministers Fellowship of Chicago and Vicinity, President- NUBBC-W (Network of Urban Black Baptist Churches), CEO–Greater Rock Development Corp., Instructor for Minister’s Division of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and President of The Biblical Exposition Conference (BEC). Dr. James has established himself as an anointed preacher and teacher, an activist for social justice, and an affectionate shepherd. His ministry reaches beyond the walls of the church into the local, regional and worldwide community. Dr. James has traveled both in the United States and abroad teaching and preaching the unadulterated Word of God.
Dr. James is an honors graduate of Blackburn University. He received an honorary doctorate from the Theological Institute in Houston Texas. He earned his Masters of Theology and Masters of Divinity from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

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