James William Mercer

James William Mercer
Hollinger's Island Baptist Church
7477 Bay Road
Mobile, AL36605


Born: September 19, 1953

Family: Wife - The former Martha Dianne Jones of Crestview, FL. Married March 24, 1973. She is a graduate of the Florida State University with a degree in Secondary Education. She is also a 1993 graduate of the University of South Alabama with a Master's Degree in History. She is an adjunct professor in their History department.

Son - Adam James Mercer (born January 4, 1976. May 1999 Graduate of the University of Mobile. Married to wife, Amy.

Grandsons- Zackery James Mercer Born: May 15,2001 - William Jackson Clark Mercer Born: November 29, 2004
Daughter - Jamie Virginia Mercer Streit - Graduate of Univesity of Mobile, married to husband Philip.

Grandson - Logan Philip Streit Born: March 26, 2003
Granddaughter - Lindsey Madison Streit Born: October 26, 2005

Address: 7477 Bay Road, Mobile AL 36605.
Telephone: Home (251) 443-7977 Office (251) 443-5450

Crestview Senior High School, Crestview, FL: 1971.
The Florida State University, BA; June 1974.
The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,
Master of Divinity with a Major in Theology and a Minor in Religious Education; May 1977.
Doctor of Ministry: Program emphasis in Expository Preaching and Pastoral leadership. December, 2002.

Church Experience:
First Baptist Church, Nicholson, MS.
Minister of Music and Youth, February 1975 to October 1976.

Interim Pastor, June 1975 to September 1976.
Pike Road Baptist Church, Pike Road, AL
Pastor - June 1977 to May 1983.

Antioch East Baptist Church, Greenville, AL
Pastor - May 1983 to March 1988.

Hollinger's Island Baptist Church, Mobile, AL
Pastor - March 1988 to present.

Additional Experience:
Adjunct Professor during the 1992-93 school year at the University of Mobile. Assignment- Teacher of Introduction to the Bible.

Taught on several occasions for the Alabama State Convention in associational Key Leaders Conferences and Sunday School clinics.

Statement of Faith and Practice:
I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior in the FBC of Jacksonville, AR at age 8. I was called to preach at 16 in the Woodlawn Baptist Church of Crestview, FL. I am a Southern Baptist by birth, second birth, and most of all by conviction. I believe that the Bible is God's Holy Word, the truth without any mixture of error, given to lead all men into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, who is the Living Word of God. It is to be studied in order to grow in our faith and understanding of the Christian life. I am a staunch supporter of missions at home and abroad. As a pastor, I believe a strong pulpit ministry is highly important to the church, but the pastoral care role is vital to the spiritual health of the fellowship. I see my leadership style to be that of servant-leader. Working together the pastor, staff, deacons, and members of the church can accomplish great things as the Holy Spirit leads and empowers them. Nothing can be done without Jesus at the center (John 15), but with Paul I believe that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4: 13)

Title Book/Chapter/Verse Subject
My Redeemer Lives Job  19 :21-27 Lord's Supper; Resurrection
Unwritten John  13 :1-27 Lord's Supper; Communion

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