?> s Northside Drive Baptist Church

Rev. James Lamkin, Senior Pastor

     Hometown: Arcadia, LA
    Birthday: July 15
    @ NDBC since 1997

     Ministry Areas:
    † Preaching
    † Worship/Liturgy
    † Leadership
    † Making Coffee
    † Pastoral Coaching

     Contact Information:

    404.237.8621 x103

     Education:             

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), 1989

    Southwestern Theological Seminary
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.), 1979

    Louisiana College
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 1975

     Experience:            

    Ravensworth Baptist Church (Annandale, VA)
    Pastor, 1992-1997

    Rapides Regional Medical Center (Alexandria, LA)
    Director of Pastoral Care, 1984-1992

    First Baptist Church (Wisner, LA)
    Pastor, 1979-1984

     Leadership:             Professional Advisory Group Member for the CPE

      Institute of the Center of Care and Counseling of Georgia

                                    World Pilgrims Interfaith Travel Leader

                                    Leadership in Ministry Consultant

     Interests:              Leading ongoing pastoral education groups, ecumenical and interfaith activities, reading, writing, juggling, fishing, Family Systems Theory, traveling, and (on most days) being a Baptist preacher.

     Quotations:          "Any pain can be endured if a story can be made of it."

     Books:                    A Prayer for Owen Meany, Brother to a Dragonfly

     Movies:                 True Grit (2010), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Bull Durham, The Natural, Sherlock Holmes

     TV:                          Daredevil, CNN News, The Man from UNCLE

     Food:                      If it will hold still, I will eat it.

     About Me:            I love being a grandfather of three grandkids, telling stories, and doing the work of spiritual growth. After 20 years of pastoring Northside Drive, the congregation knows that I have nothing else up my sleeve...and I know the same about them...and so far, love has prevailed. The Alliance of Baptists is the outfit of our ilk that is dearest to my heart. I have never been much into sports; however, knife-throwing, bullwhip cracking, and juggling interest me. I do religiously pull for the Atlanta Braves and I cry at movies. Plus, I walked 500 miles across Spain on a pilgrimage, and ran a marathon last year.