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Rev. James L. Kilgore II

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Vice President of the Executive B...

Directors for the Apostolic Archives International Inc.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame
  • Executive Board Member
    Apostolic Archives International Inc


  • Texas Bible College
  • TBC
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Reverend James L. Kilgore ..., 27 Mar 2011 [cached]
Reverend James L. Kilgore resides in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame. He is also the Vice President of the Executive Board of Directors for the Apostolic Archives International Inc., and serves on the Ethics Committee for the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame. Rev. Kilgore pastored Life Tabernacle in Houston, Texas, for 50 years, where he now carries honors as Bishop Emeritus. Brother Kilgore is the former Assistant Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, former Superintendent of the Texas, District, and former President of Texas Bible College in Houston, for which he helped establish.
Bishop Dale Collins Lifeline Missions Mount Zion, 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
James Kilgore, the Assistant General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church.
James Kilgore touching on the subject of sacrificing for the Gospel's Sake; numerous Gold Wedding Rings and Diamonds were removed and consecrated to be sold to send missionary families across the world to preach the Gospel.
Life Tabernacle UPCI, Houston, TX, 13 Feb 2001 [cached]
This world is blessed by the presence of a humble man who has given himself whole-heartedly to the work of God.He is a conduit through which the love of God flows to the four corners of the world to touch the lives of people of all nationalities.I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. (I Cor. 9 : 22-23) These scriptures can appropriately be applied to a leader with a genuine vision and burden to minister to all aspects of humanity.
Known and respected worldwide, Rev. James L. Kilgore is truly a doer of God's Word, as his namesake ascribes in James 1 : 22, Be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only. The apostle James further expounds, Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you.Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.But wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy..
JAMES L. KILGORE, as Paul of old, is a man of sacrifice, ready to spend and to be spent for the work of God.
On September 16, 1950, James and Imogene (Ima) were married, and that same week, they moved to Paris, Texas, to pastor a congregation of about 15 members, all of whom had been saved in C. P. Dad Kilgore's ministry.And so it was, from the very beginning, Pastor James Kilgore felt he was reaping the harvest his father before him had sown.The congregation was happy to welcome their new pastor and his wife as the young couple was to serve such a wonderful group of people.Ima Kilgore once commented that their acceptance...their patience with her youth and inexperience...was an act of kindness surpassed only by their love. The church experienced revival and growth as they prayed, fasted and worked under the leadership of Pastor James Kilgore.
During 1957, Pastor Kilgore realized that God was calling him to yet another place.After much prayer and with heavy hearts he, with his wife and their two daughters, Jan and Jean, left Paris to accept the call of the Lord to become the pastor of Life Tabernacle in Houston.Their arrival marked the beginning of a beautiful relationship between a small group of believers eager to work for God and a pastor who was ready to lead the people as he was led by His Spirit.
A spirit of unity that has prevailed through the years contributed to the making of a strong and fruitful church.By example, Pastor Kilgore led the church into a deeper prayer life and a greater burden for soul winning.He fondly remembers the Saturday morning outreach efforts as some of the greatest moments in Life Tabernacle history.It was evident on Sunday mornings, he recalls, that the saints had participated in door-knocking and visitation the previous Saturday, because their faces were shining from the fire of witnessing still burning in their souls.
Volkswagen van and filled it with children to bring to Sunday school.Eventually, there was a need for another van...then a bus...and two buses...until the church had a fleet of 20.Sunday school attendance increased dramatically as time progressed, and at the same time, Life Tabernacle was in continuous revival, with many souls added to the church.
Today, Life Tabernacle has approximately 5, 000 members assembled in congregations across the city.There are several Spanish-speaking churches that have flourished out of the mother church, as well.
When Pastor James L. Kilgore speaks of the continual revival spirit in Life Tabernacle, he feels that he is reaping the harvest his father, C. P. Kilgore, sowed so many years ago.Pastor Kilgore describes his father as a man of prayer, a man who loved the Word of God, and a man who recognized the eternal value of a soul.The spiritual foundation of Life Tabernacle has cornerstones forged in the life of C. P. Kilgore and imparted to the ministry of his son.
It has been said that the measure of a man's character is not only what he has received from his ancestors, but also what he leaves those who follow.Pastor Kilgore has extended his father's ministry into the life of his own son, James L. (Jim) Kilgore II, who now serves with him in the church.The night Pastor Jim Kilgore was elected as co-pastor of Life Tabernacle was a happy moment for Pastor Kilgore.It feels terrific to have him by my side ; nobody would know the heartbeat of the pastor better than his own son.My son has helped to take care of some of my daily workload.This releases me to attend important meetings and conferences.There are many things he does behind the scenes that are never recognized.Jim grew up with the vision, burden and drive that I had.I feel that same spirit and attitude falling upon his shoulders.
There are many commendable qualities, traits and characteristics that I admire about him that serves as a source of strength and support.One, is his sincere love for people ; he loves everybody-children, young people, the elders, etc.He was always very respectful to the elders as a little boy, and this just carried over into his ministry.He will never criticize people, and he always finds something good in a person.If someone is down and out, he has a way of lifting that individual up.In reference to this local church and pastorate, Jim and Nancy are instrumental and effective sources of support and encouragment to everyone..
As we approach the coming of the Lord, Pastor Kilgore is encouraging our church to embrace a theme of Aiming Higher...Loving Deeper...Going Further. Life Tabernacle stands ready to meet the challenge of taking the gospel into the year 2000 and beyond, with the same enthusiasm, dedication and love exemplified through the past 42 years by Pastor James L. Kilgore.
Pastor Kilgore, you have repetitively exhorted, Good, better, best, never let it rest, until the good gets better and the better gets best! In reference to our pastor, we feel that we do indeed, have the best.On behalf of the Life Tabernacle church family, we take this opportunity to express to you the following sentiments :.
I am glad I lived to rub shoulders with James Kilgore, a very special person in very special leadership in the United Pentecostal Church.He not only is the pastor of Life Tabernacle, Houston, Texas, and the District Superintendent of the great state of Texas, but for many years prior to his election to his present District post, he was the Assistant General Superintendent of the Western District of the United Pentecostal Church International.I can honestly say that this man blessed my life and the lives of my family by his dutiful, loyal, faithfulness in the high post of leadership that he held for many years.
Brother Kilgore is a man who loves the Apostolic truth.He is an outstanding friend, and many depend on his prayers and his consummate commitment to the cause of Jesus Christ.He is a church builder and man of sterling example, who typifies a love for Jesus Christ.Brother Kilgore has been a friend to preachers, both young and old, and he shows thoughtful interest in all the people he meets.He is a servant of the servants of Jesus Christ.
I am personally very happy that Brother Kilgore is my friend and beloved brother in the Lord.My wife has always said, Brother Kilgore is just like Jesus.' No greater compliment can be given to a man.The United Pentecostal Church would not be what it is today if it had not been for our beloved Brother James Kilgore and his good wife, Sister Imogene, and the contributions they have made to the our organization.We rise up and call him blessed, and say, Thank you, man of God, for what you are and who you are to all of us..
Such is the legacy of James L. Kilgore.He has been my close friend for more than 40 years, and I can truly say, he is a man of kindness, integrity and love.He is gracious, organized, responsible and energetic.When you put the first letter of each of these attributes together they spell Kilgore. James L. Kilgore is one of the finest Christians I have ever known.I am glad to be called his friend.
His pastor, Rev. James ..., 12 Nov 2013 [cached]
His pastor, Rev. James L. Kilgore, became his mentor and gave him guidance throughout the four years he attended Texas Bible College. During this time he assisted with the youth department at Life Tabernacle and began ministering in surrounding churches until he graduated from TBC in 1971. At that time he began a full-time evangelist ministry.
Order of the Faith, 29 Mar 2011 [cached]
In July of 1949, young evangelist James Kilgore met the love of his life in Sherman, Texas, and six weeks later on September 13, Imogene Ellen Ritchie became Mrs. James Leroy Kilgore.
In July of 1949, young evangelist James Kilgore met the love of his life in Sherman, Texas, and six weeks later on September 13, Imogene Ellen Ritchie became Mrs. James Leroy Kilgore.
Pastor Kilgore refused to let his congregation be satisfied with the ordinary. Going the extra mile had always been a way of life for his church, inspired by the example of a loving and faithful leader. For forty-five years, he has tirelessly admonished his church to dig deeperto reach higherand to go farther.
While in Paris, Brother Kilgore began a lifetime of service to the United Pentecostal Church when he was elected as the Texas District Youth President. He served faithfully in that capacity from 1952 to 1960. A founding father of Texas Bible College, he served as its president from 1963-1964. In 1971, at General Conference in Houston, Texas, the ministers of the UPCI elected James L. Kilgore as the Assistant General Superintendent of the Western Division, an office he filled until he was elected as the District Superintendent of Texas in 1994.
Living his life to serve others has been his most fervent calling. His faithfulness, generosity, compassion and steadfastness have been strength to people in every walk of lifeand in virtually every country in the world. James L. Kilgore is a hero to manyan inspiration to the ministrya father to the fatherlessa help to the widowsa comfort to the brokena champion of young peoplea matchmakera frienda godly examplea leadera rock. The many who have been touched by his life remain committed to helping bring life to his vision of worldwide revival that began in his heart in that cold garage in Idaho so many years ago. Page Up
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