New St. James Remembers Elax ‘Bootsy’ Tucker Jr – Deacon, Male Chorus President, and Friend
Our beloved Deacon, Elax Tucker Jr., known as Bootsy, was born on May 5, 1965. He was a graduate of Wynne High School, graduating with the class of 1983. He was a Truck driver for 35 years, having a business with his brothers called Tucker Boyz Transportation. There...
New St. James Remembers Mother Cecelia ‘Ce-Ce’ Stegall
We remember Cecelia “Ce-Ce” Stegall, a longtime Mother Board member and mother to Senior Pastor Rev. Cortez Stegall, passed away on October 9. She was 97 and lived a blessed and full life. Her Homegoing Ceremony is on Saturday, October 16 at 11 A.M. at New St. James.
New St. James remembers Willie Bell – the Deacon Board’s patriarch
Deacon Willie Bell, the patriarch of the New St. James Deacon Board, passed away on Feb. 6, 2021 – one day after his 96th birthday. Friends and family remember him as a true man of God who was never ashamed to share his testimony at any opportunity.
Sis. Gloria Lofton, Remembered As A Fierce Christian Soldier, Goes Home in Peace
New St. James said their final good-bye on Saturday to Sis. Gloria Jean Lofton, a respected local business woman and wife to Associate Pastor Rev. Kenneth Lofton. She was 61. Read more about her life.
New St. James pays tribute to its Jr. Choir and Sunshine Band
Every fourth Sunday in October, the New St. James Jr. Choir and Sunshine Bans would celebrate their annual Choir Day. It’s a tradition that dated back years as a way to praise God for blessing the program to make it another year. Starting next year, the choirs will began celebrating on Children’s Day, 2nd Sunday in June.
New St. James Sr. Choir celebrates 70 years singing praises to God
September 27, 2020 would have been choir day for the New St. James Sr. Choir. What memories from the choir do you treasure the most? What songs they have sung do you wish you could hear right now that could help you through this pandemic? Please leave a comment!
Is In-Person Worship Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic A Sign of Faithfulness or Foolishness?
How the Virus Impacted Worship Since mid-March, the coronavirus has been infecting people with the respiratory illness COVID-19 in Arkansas; making in-person worship service a challenge. As the virus kept spreading, the state began placing restrictions on businesses,...
7 Things Worship Leaders Can Do To Improve Worship Service
John 4:24 tells us that we're told that we are to worship God "in spirit and in truth." Therefore, worship is essential for Christians to do. It's also important for church services for the congregation to enter into worship, because it welcomes the Holy Spirit and...