department leaders & staff
Senior Pastor - Emery B. James
Bishop Emory B. James was called to the ministry in 1975. He organized his current Pastorate, Ephesians New Testament Church, which he has successfully served as Pastor for 30 years. Ephesians New Testament Church started with 12 members in 1985 at the home of Pastor Emory and Venice James. On September 15th the church officially organized with an Installation Service held at Juniper Avenue SDA Church in the community of Fontana. During this time he organized the Praise Kitchen, which served 400 meals per month from donated surplus foods. Served as the President of the Fontana Ministerial Association and organized a feeding program called Fontana We Care, an assistant living facility called the Olive Branch Transitional Housing Project for the City of Fontana. Pastor James has received many awards for outstanding service to the County of San Bernardino, City of Fontana, and the State of California for community service.
Pastor James is also a recording artist; having recorded two projects, “You’ve Been My Friend,” released in 1989 and his latest release, “EB James Live,” a collection released April 2003. He also recorded a video entitled, “Celebrating with Family,” released 1997. Pastor James’ ministry has stretched from Hawaii to Florida. He has ministered in New York, Ohio, Washington D.C., and Nevada during the last 30 years in ministry.
Pastor James has been married to Venice, his wife of 39 years. They have two children; a daughter, Enice, and a son Emory Jr. Enice is a graduate student of Azusa Pacific University with a Masters degree in Education; and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at Azusa Pacific University with emphasis in Curriculum Development and Instruction. His son, Emory Jr. attended Grambling State University in Louisiana majoring in Public Administration and Music and has returned to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in music at Azusa Pacific University.
Emery B. James Jr.
Youth Minister and Minister of Music
Womens Ministry President
Adult Sunday School and Deacon President
Children's Sunday School
Preschool - 10 years