Rev. James Lamkin, Senior Pastor
Hometown: Arcadia, LA
Birthday: July 15
@ NDBC since 1997
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† Pastoral Coaching
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), 1989
Southwestern Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity (M.Div.), 1979
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 1975
Ravensworth Baptist Church (Annandale, VA)
Rapides Regional Medical Center (Alexandria, LA)
Director of Pastoral Care, 1984-1992
First Baptist Church (Wisner, LA)
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.