Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Reverend James A. Jamison, Assistant Pastor, Brookland Baptist Church
Reverend James A. Jamison, is a native of Cayce, South Carolina. He attended the public schools of Lexington District #2. He is a graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School. Prior to graduation Rev. Jamison received and accepted the call to the gospel ministry.
Upon graduation, he entered Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy; he graduated with the highest average in Religion and Philosophy, and was a member of the National Deans list. He was named in the 1987 and 1989 Editions of Outstanding Young Men of America.
He pursued seminary studies at Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia and received a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) in 1990; and additional studies at the Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary of Columbia, S.C. Rev. Jamison has also completed one certified year of residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Columbia Area Academy of Pastoral Education in August 1991. Reverend Jamison is currently pursuing his Masters of Sacred Theology at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
Rev. Jamison has preached and taught abroad. In 1989 he was invited to do research in Africa and Europe in the following countries; Rome, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. In June of 1994, he participated in the Kenya Partnership as preacher, teacher and group leader. In 2007 Reverend Jamison traveled to Liberia, West Africa on a preaching and mission trip.
Rev. Jamison is also in demand as a lecturer, and teacher on the State and District level. He is a member of the faculty of the State Congress of Christian Education and has served as instructor for the Gethsemane Congress of Christian Education as well as Dean of the Congress. He is currently the Commissioner of Education with the Gethsemane Congress of Christian Education. He has also served as Dean of the Gold Hill Association in Forest City, North Carolina. He also serves as Instructor for the Southern Region of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. In October, 2007 Reverend Jamison was elected as President of the Gethsemane Congress of Christian Education.
In addition to being a graduate of Benedict College, he has had the distinguished honor of serving as a former instructor of religion. He now serves as an instructor of religion at Morris College where he was selected for “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers” 2003-2004.
Rev. Jamison is the former pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church of Forest City, North Carolina, Hall Hill Baptist Church of Pelion, South Carolina and New Hope Baptist Church of Crawfordville, Georgia, and is currently the Assistant Pastor at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, South Carolina.
He is married to the former Marilyn Garvin.