Pastor James Dunkins
Reverend James A. Dunkins
REV. JAMES A. DUNKINS,
Pastor Dunkins is the Senior Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church (One Church in Two Locations), which is located in Port Norris and Vineland, New Jersey.
He has been the Senior Pastor of Shiloh since May 1987.
As a result of his
pastoring, teaching and implementation of new ministries, the church has grown spiritually, financially and numerically.
leadership, the church has been blessed through his
God-given Vision, to build a new edifice in April 1993; purchase 4.5 acres of land for a recreation center in 1996; received $215,000 to operate the WorkFirst Center in 1998; received $182,000 to operate a Youth Job Readiness Program in 1999; and opened the Shiloh
Baptist Church location in Vineland in 2000.
continues to be a Visionary!
We purchased twelve more acres of land in Port Norris to expand the Shiloh
Community Development Corporation program.
We are looking to expand the church in Vineland and establish more evangelistic outreach and social services.
goal is to keep Shiloh
"an exciting place to worship".
The church has continued to be a force in the South Jersey community.
is a noted conference speaker and God has placed a particular burden on his
heart for men.
has a varied educational background.
He received an Associates Degree from Cumberland County College; a Bachelors Degree from Stockton State College; and a Master of Education Degree and a Master of Education Leadership Administration from Philadelphia College of Bible (PBU), Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
He is presently pursuing a Doctorate from PBU.
Pastor Dunkins served as a Trustee, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Usher and President of the Intermediate Choir while at New Hope Baptist Church in Cedarville, New Jersey.
He was Licensed as a Minister in 1983 and Ordained by the Bethany Baptist Association in 1985.
Pastor Dunkins has served as the Secretary of the Ebenezer Baptist Union and he is a member of the Permanent Council of the Bethany Baptist Association.
He was also elected as a member of the Cumberland County Board of Freeholders.
has received numerous awards and recognitions from the Cumberland County Jaycees, the City Council of the City of Bridgeton Public School
, the Martin Luther King Academy
, the State of New Jersey
and General Assembly, the New Jersey Black Educators Association
, and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge F&AM/State of New Jersey.
He also received the Congressional Certificate of Achievement for Faith-Based Community Project in May 2000 W.E.B. Dubois Service Award Greater Vineland from the NAACP in April 2001; he was a National Faith-Based Conference Appointee in June 2001; he was appointed as a committee member of COAH (Council on Affordable Housing); received an award from the Bridgeton Area Chamber of National Congress Black Women Inc. in 2002; serves as an officer on the Black Ministers Conference of New Jersey; he is the Co-founder and on the Board of Directors of the South Jersey Urban Training Institute; and Co-founder of the Mighty Man Boot Camp.
travels extensively conducting workshops for men.
is married to the former Marsha Morris.
life verse is Joshua 1:8.