For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
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James Lewis Boatner III has a tremendous passion for God’s word coupled with a love for God’s people. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that flows through every facet of his ministry. Having received his mandate from God and responding to the call to ministry at a very early age, Pastor Boatner, obediently fulfills his calling as a Psalmist, Evangelist, Lecturer & Pastor.
Reverend Boatner has an extremely unique and intense ministry that he shares with the Body of Christ. This ministry is rooted and watered in the paradox of” just loving folk “in deed and correction. This prodigy, warmly referred to as Pastor JayBee throughout the city, walks with the strength of a lion, vigor in his preaching, the solidity of a rock and the teaching of a diamond-producing coal mine. Men this strong are meant to be held on to!
Reverend Boatner is 28 years of age and is the son of Carla Holmes & James Parker. He’s the epitome of a “Christian Family Man.” Pastor Boatner is a father first and foremost! His children are the fuel of his passion. He has studied & graduated from such esteemed institutions as Liberty School of Ministry & Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary, Liberty University of VA. & Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He is the Senior Pastor of a very loving community of faith, the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA.
Through “fumbles”, “touch-downs” and “ recoveries on the play” Reverend Boatner Lives, Loves, and Pastors, others based on one essential statement that you will often hear him passionately proclaim in various fellowships –“The Blood of Jesus is Strong Enough to Cover it all.”
Boatner has preached the message of salvation and liberation throughout the southern belt of the nation in diverse settings of Christians and sinners alike for over 10 years now. Although he has preached before thousands at several conferences and universities he is just as comfortable in a small country church or an urban storefront, especially engaging in one-on-one soul saving conversations with anyone that he may meet. His bold and visionary leadership has been further demonstrated through his public policy work with several pro-life community efforts.
With a practical, yet insightful and charismatic preaching style, Pastor Boatner is dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone he meets. He is a sought after speaker, revivalist, lecturer and singer, who is called on to empower and encourage the people of God as he travels the world proclaiming the Word of God.
Through it all, he is faithful to his calling through an abiding commitment to Christian ministry, disciplined scholarship and edifying humanity through lifting up Jesus… A humble man, Pastor James Boatner III.