William Marcus James

JAMES, William Marcus. b. Meadville, Mississippi, 4 June 1915; d. New York City, 18 January 2013. James was educated at Mount Beulah College in Vicksburg, Mississippi (AA), Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana (BSL, 1938), and Drew University, Madison, New Jersey (BD, 1942; MA, 1945). He received his license to preach in Lexington, Kentucky in 1936, and was ordained a deacon in the South Indiana Conference in 1938. In 1940, he was ordained an elder in the New York Conference and appointed to East Calvary (Harlem) Methodist Church. In 1944, he was appointed to the Trinity (Morrisania) Methodist Church in the Bronx, a church he founded with no members. In only eight years it grew into a...

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