Who's Who in Pentecost > James, Johnny (PAW)

8 Jun 2013


  Dr. Johnny James

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World

1930 -2022

Dr. Johnny James was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, April 1, 1930. He is the second child born to a Methodist pastor, John Andrew James I, and Bertha Valentine James. The Rev. John Andrew James was a very serious person and an analytical thinker.

In 1931, Johnny James' mom, received the Gospel and was baptized in Jesus' name and filled with the precious Holy Ghost. Sister Bertha lived a devoted life to God, and raised Johnny and his sister Susie in an Apostolic Pentecostal environment. Sister Bertha went to sleep at 94 years of age, and left a legacy of God inspired songs. The most widely known and sung around the world is, "When I Think of the Goodness of Jesus," written in 1936.

Johnny says that his first birth made him a citizen of the United States of America, and his second birth gained him citizenship in heaven. Johnny James was married to Anna Juanita. They are the proud parents to nine children.

Johnny and Anna are also the very proud grandparents of 16 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Johnny James attended Aenon Bible college, Detroit Bible College, and Bethel School of Theology. He holds two degrees, and is an adjunct professor of Hermeneutics at two Bible Colleges. He has preached, lectured, debated or taught in every one of the 50 United States. His ministry has been taken abroad as well. His travel includes Canada, England, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Australia.

Because of his ability to quote book, chapter and verse, he has become known as "THE WALKING BIBLE." He has read the Bible over 40 times, and his object, subject, and project is "JESUS CHRIST." Dr. James declares, "That until you see "JESUS"-"YOU HAVEN'T SEEN NOTHING WORTH LOOKING AT!" On August 2, 2022 Johnny James transitioned to his eternal reward. Audio and Video recording of Dr. Johnny James are available in the audio/video library of the Apostolic Archives International.


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