Holmes to preach during Sunday services at Young Memorial

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 09:23 PM


Young Memorial United Holy Church, 1379 Brookston Road, Henderson, will hold a special morning service Sunday at 11 a.m. Dr. James Arthur Holmes will speak.

As a community activist, Holmes has received more than 500 awards for humanitarian service, including a street named in his honor in Charleston, S.C.

Degrees he has earned include a master of Divinity degree at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga.; and both the master of sacred theology and Doctor of theology degrees at the Boston University School of Theology. In addition, he has taken courses at Georgia Medical College, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, as well as several military schools.

Holmes is currently an itinerant elder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church of South Carolina. As a preacher and motivational speaker, events where he has delivered speech include the Annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Dunn and the Duplin County NAACP Annual Founders’ Day.

During his time of service in the U.S. Army, he rose to the rank of captain-chaplain and was decorated numerous times. He still holds the reserve officers commission.

Currently, he works at the Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, serving as assistant professor of church history.