James Grimes

Gateway Baptist Church, Florida
Corporate Chaplaincy
Lake City Florida
Gateway Baptist Church
September 8
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About My Family

I was saved by the grace of God through and for Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8) on April 26, 1978, at Bemiss Road Baptist Church, Valdosta, Ga. I was ordained as a deacon on March 30, 2014, at Celebration Community Church by Reverend James Roberts.

I have been honored to be asked to substitute for my previous pastors during their absence on Wednesday nights. I have taught Sunday School classes and thoroughly enjoy teaching the Word of God.

Under God’s calling, I am presently and have been the director of Gateway Baptist Church F.A.I.T.H Riders chapter in Lake City, Fla. I have been the F.A.I.T.H Riders state chaplain–north for approximately one year. I have ridden motorcycles for many years.

Subsequently, I can claim that my entire family has accepted Christ. I praise God for His many blessings on me and my family.

About My Ministry

I’m an SBC-endorsed corporate chaplain with F.A.I.T.H Riders motorcycle ministry where I offer the gospel of Christ to the motorcycle community.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


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