Word Aflame Tabernacle

Pastorial Staff

Leading as Christ Lead Us

Senior PASTOR Alan & Debbie James

About Pastor James

We are privileged to introduce Pastor Alan James, a beacon of faith and leadership within our church community. With an impressive record of 24 years of pastoral service and devotion, Pastor James has been instrumental in shaping the spiritual landscape of Word Aflame Tabernacle.

Pastor James’ journey of service began with his roles at various churches, including Youth Leader at Mabscott Holiness Church, Administrative and Financial Officer at Teel Church of Jesus, and Assistant Pastor at Monroe UPCI. He has also served as the Sunday School Director for Georgia Section 5 and as a Trustee of the Stone Mountain Food Pantry. His commitment to the ministry extended to the Pentecostal Church of Stone Mountain, where he held a position on the Board of Trustees, and the Dekalb UPCI Board of Trustees.

In recognition of his exemplary leadership and dedication, Pastor James was entrusted with the significant role of Sectional Secretary by Georgia Section 8 Ministers. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Bishop within Word Aflame Tabernacle UPCI, where he oversees five licensed ministers who were licensed through the Georgia District UPCI. Furthermore, eight other ministers within our congregation have received local assembly licensing to serve alongside Pastor James in shepherding our congregation.

Pastor Alan James is not just a pastor but also a spiritual guide, mentor, and a true pillar of our church family. His unwavering commitment to God’s work and the well-being of our congregation is an inspiration to us all. We are deeply blessed to have him as our leader and shepherd.

Associate PASTOR Kevin & Marlyn Johnson

About Associate Pastor Kevin

Allow us to introduce Kevin Johnson, our cherished Associate Pastor, and a devoted servant of the Word Aflame Tabernacle community for the past two decades. Under the spiritual guidance of Pastor Alan James, Kevin’s commitment to our church’s mission and vision has remained unwavering.

Kevin’s journey within our congregation began 20 years ago, and his dedication has been truly exemplary. Over the years, he has assumed multiple pivotal roles within our church family, including Sunday School teacher, Outreach Director, Usher Director, Assistant Youth Leader, Worship Leader, Prayer Director, Spiritual Counselor, Assistant Choir Director, and Assistant Sunday School Teacher.

From nurturing the faith of our youngest members to guiding our congregation in worship, Kevin has consistently demonstrated his diverse talents and deep commitment. His compassion and wisdom have made him a trusted spiritual guide and counselor for many. As our Associate Pastor, Kevin continues to provide invaluable leadership and support to our congregation, enriching our spiritual journey and fostering our church’s growth.

Church Administrator Ricky & Becky Stanley

About Ricky Stanley

Ricky Stanley, a Church Administration graduate and ordained minister, epitomizes unwavering dedication to spiritual leadership and community service. Serving as Church Building Leader, he orchestrated the construction of three churches during the church’s relocation, blending administrative acumen with a profound commitment to his faith. Ricky’s leadership extends beyond construction; he collaborates with pastors and congregations to develop comprehensive church plans, set achievable goals, and envision vibrant futures deeply rooted in faith and compassion. His impact is felt not just in physical structures but in the spiritual growth and cohesion of the congregations he serves.

Through his visionary leadership, Ricky Stanley embodies the transformative power of faith and service. His compassionate spirit and ability to inspire collective purpose have left an indelible mark on the communities he touches, fostering environments where individuals thrive and faith flourishes. Ricky’s journey underscores the importance of steadfast commitment to spiritual principles and the profound impact it can have on building resilient, compassionate communities grounded in love and faith.

Pastor James’ journey of service began with his roles at various churches, including Youth Leader at Mabscott Holiness Church, Administrative and Financial Officer at Teel Church of Jesus, and Assistant Pastor at Monroe UPCI. He has also served as the Sunday School Director for Georgia Section 5 and as a Trustee of the Stone Mountain Food Pantry. His commitment to the ministry extended to the Pentecostal Church of Stone Mountain, where he held a position on the Board of Trustees, and the Dekalb UPCI Board of Trustees.

In recognition of his exemplary leadership and dedication, Pastor James was entrusted with the significant role of Sectional Secretary by Georgia Section 8 Ministers. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Bishop within Word Aflame Tabernacle UPCI, where he oversees five licensed ministers who were licensed through the Georgia District UPCI. Furthermore, eight other ministers within our congregation have received local assembly licensing to serve alongside Pastor James in shepherding our congregation.

Pastor Alan James is not just a pastor but also a spiritual guide, mentor, and a true pillar of our church family. His unwavering commitment to God’s work and the well-being of our congregation is an inspiration to us all. We are deeply blessed to have him as our leader and shepherd.

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