8th Anniversary of Pastor J. Holley
Creator: Little rock Baptist Church
Subjects: Reverend James Holley
Description: Documentation of the 8th Anniversary of Pastor J. Holley. Book filled with congratulations and advertisements.
Original Format: Pamphlet
Contributor: Carlton Rolle
Transcript: REVEREND JIM HOLLEY
The Renaissance Minister"
Rev. Jim Holley. a man of many dreams, has become Detroit's own “Renaissance Minister." His approach to church. politics and youth are new, utilizing the old basic church principles. His deep concern for mankind and the quality of life we live, extends here and abroad.
Rev. Holley's concern for the role the black church must play in todays every day life situations, has led him to many controversial areas. Through it all his trust and faith in mankind and his firm belief that right wins in the end. has made him one of the most prominent controversial young black ministers on the church scene today.
Rev. Holley's firm commitment to the welfare of todays youth, is demonstrated daily in Little Rock Baptist Church. Among the many programs they have for young adults are: Northern High School, for which the church provides educational and recreational services for the students. Many of Northern's students, as well as other young adults in the city, are involved in the "Save The Children" Project and also participate on the basketball teams. Realizing, that youth throughout the world are in need of helping hand, Rev Holley, with the support of his congregation started an orphanage in Haiti. The Little Rock Orphanage, in Haiti. totally supports 50 homeless children. From providing homes to a few homeless children abroad, to putting shoes of thousands of children’s feet each year. here in Detroit. one could say, that his commitment to youth is real and accomplishments in that area are many.
Rev. Holley's respect and concern for his fellow ministers, was demonstrated when he organized a fundraising committee called, The Friends Of Rev. C. L. Franklin. This committees' goal was to raise $100,000 for the medical expenses of Rev. C.L. Franklin, who was injured in a robbery in his home a year ago. With God's help and Rev. Holley's guidance, the committee raised over $100,000.
Black Gospel Music's plight over the past fifty years, and its lack of the proper recognition, prompted Rev. Holley to establish a non-profit foundation, The Gospel Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc., to help perpetuate all facets of Black Gospel Music. From this foundation the "Daviticus Awards" were established. The Award Presentation, recently celebrated its Second Anniversary.
On the international level, Rev. Holley, was recently invited to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, by the heads of state of those countries. With the rapid influx of Middle East immigrants, into the main stream of American Business, blacks are losing some ground on the business front. Rev. Holley, along with other prominent entrepreneurs, discussed the possibility of these countries establishing an economic relationship with Blacks in America.
Renaissance means to many people, rebirth, but as it applies to Rev. Charles James "Jim" Holley, it simply means REVIVE and "SERVE THIS PRESENT AGE.