7th Anniversary of Pastor J. Holley
Creator: Little Rock Baptist Church
Subjects: Church Services, Reverend James Holley
Description: Program of the Seventh Anniversary of the pastor Jim Holley at Little Rock Baptist Church. This took place from Sunday, June 3, 1979 through Friday, June 29, 1979.
Date: June 3, 1979
Original Format: Special Event Program, Pamphlet
Contributor: Carlton Rolle
Transcript: About Rev. Dr. C.J. Holley
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rev. Holley came to Detroit in January, 1969. His Christ-like spirit is exhibited in his close relationship with each member of the Little Rock family.
Rev. Holley graduated from Tennessee University and holds a Masters Degree in European and American History from the University of Chicago. Rev. Holley has also received his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Wayne State University.
He is a member of the Association of Christian Education Directors; Council of Baptist Pastors; Black Economical Council; Life Member: NAACP; National Baptist Convention; American Baptist Convention; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Tennessee State Alumni.
This man of God serves mankind of all ages and standing as an adviser as well as a friend.
On June 9, 1972, God sent Rev. Holley to Pastor the Little Rock Baptist Church family. He brought with him an untold wealth of attributes. His leadership ability labels him as an outstanding administrator and builder. Through his tireless efforts, Little Rock has reached many heights of beauty.
Since his sixth anniversary, we have moved into a new edifice. The sanctuary seating capacity is 1200 with 27 meeting rooms, a nursery, day care facilities, gym, banquet room, men and women's lounge. Two vans have also been added to our transportation program. The membership has continued to increase, both youth and adult as well as our choirs. With him we continue to climb spiritually.
Pastoring Little Rock Baptist Church is just one of Rev. Holley's vocations. He is religious broadcaster for WJLB Radio where he spreads the Gospel through music. On June 18, 1979, the Academy of Arts and Sciences will present the Daviticus Award for Gospel Music. Rev. Holley is founder and president.
Under the leadership of Rev. Holley, Little Rock was the first black church to support an orphanage in Haiti (Christ Temple Orphanage).
May, 1979, we became the owners and directors of the Martin Luther King School, where young minds can excel in the spirit of the Lord.