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Senior Outreach Minister

Bro. Jim Holdiness


Bro. Jim Holdiness is the Senior Outreach Minister at Calvary MBC.  At the age of 13, Bro. Jim realized that his soul was lost and attended a revival meeting.  There, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and gave his heart to Jesus.

Bro. Jim enlisted in the Army National Guard and was in the Guard for 3 years.  He then went into the Army for another 3 years.  After he got out of the Army, he went back into the National Guard for 5 years.

In 1967, Bro. Jim started attending the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, AR.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Theology in 1973.

While attending the Seminary, Bro. Jim accepted the call to be the pastor of Friendship MBC in Judsonia, AR.  The church in Judsonia ordained Bro. Jim in 1970.  Bro. Jim was there for 3 1/2 years.  From there, the Lord led Bro. Jim to South Crossett MBC in Crossett, AR.  He was there for 9 years.

The Lord then took Bro. Jim to Oklahoma.  While in Oklahoma, Bro. Jim pastored the First Baptist MBC of Hayworth, OK.  He was there for 3 1/2 years.  Bro. Jim was then led to Unity MBC in Pine Bluff, AR.  He was the pastor for 5 1/2 years.  Bro. Jim was then led to Hepzibah MBC in Emerson, AR.  Bro. Jim spent 12 1/2 years with the church in Emerson.

Bro. Jim's wife passed away on March 6, 1990.  The Lord then led Bro. Jim to meet Mrs. Jo.  Her husband had passed away.  Bro. Jim married Jo Holdiness on September 15, 1990. 

Bro. Jim came to Calvary MBC in June, 2004.  Please be in prayer for Bro. Jim and Mrs. Jo as they serve the Lord while at Calvary MBC.

Bro. Jim and Sis. Jo both served Calvary faithfully until each went home to our Lord. Sis. Jo passed away on Feb. 11, 2015 and Bro. Jim, just recently, on Oct. 12, 2017. We thank God for the work they did to lead others to Christ.