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James Hargrave

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James Hargrave

Children’s Minister

James Hargrave came to New Hope Baptist in July of 2018 after serving for 25 years in the Kids Ministry Department at LifeWay Christian Resources. 

Originally from Illinois, James has more than 50 years experience teaching kids and leading children's workers. Along the way James has been a Special Worker for the state of Illinois, graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, served on church staffs as a Children's Minister in Kentucky and Missouri, and served at the Alabama State Board of Missions as a Preschool and Children's Associate in Sunday School. 

At LifeWay James wrote numerous magazine articles for multiple publications, wrote and edited Sunday School curriculum, contributed to various books, authored and co-authored Children's leadership training books and packs, and led scores of regional and national conferences. 

James says, "God has blessed me at every turn! He has given me an amazing wife, a wonderful daughter, and a very full life as He has allowed me to serve Him in ministry to girls and boys, their parents, and their teachers. I am delighted to be at New Hope for this season of time." 

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