Bishop James R. Chambers
James R. Chambers is a native New Yorker. He received his primary and secondary education in the New York City Public School System.
At an early age he came to faith in Jesus Christ at New Hope Holy Church on the Rock, under the pastor of the late Reverend Maggie David Richardson. As a teenager he acknowledge and accepted his call to the ministry. In preparation for the ministry he enrolled in the International
Bible Institute. Later he attended The York Bible Institute and graduated from the O.M. Kelly Religious Training Institute.
James is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health and Human Services majoring in Counseling, Alcoholism and Addiction Counseling; Mercy College with a Master of Science in Psychology, Iona College, with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapist. James is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), and Credential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) from New York.
James is married to The Reverend Katherine Grant Chambers, who is a Geriatric and Adult Nurse Practitioner. She serves in ministry with her husband as the Pastor of Worship and Sacred Actions.
Bishop Chambers is active with the 81 Police Precinct Clergy Council, is the Clergy/Police Liaison and a volunteer with the New York City Police Department.
Bishop Chambers celebrates the Forty-second Anniversary of his Ordination to Ministry and his Twenty-second year in the Episcopacy. His vision for the Twenty-first Century Church is that it be a haven for souls that are hungry for the gospel of Jesus Christ; to develop a holistic and multifaceted ministry that will be a positive influence in the community; not just a church in the community, but the community in the church.
What was said of Joshua, can also be said of Bishop Chambers, “THE SERVANT OF THE LORD!”