VONNIE E JAMES
Public Theologian | Accredited GBA Pastor | Religious Columnist & S.J. Advocate
Rev. Vonnie E James (DMin Cand), MA, MDiv, BA, BA, Dip.
Public Theologian, Pastor
Vonnie graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica, the Caribbean School of Media and Communications (CARIMAC) and the United Theological College of the West Indies in Jamaica where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Honours) in Theology; a Minor in Journalism and a Diploma in Ministerial Studies respectively. He is also a Langham Preacher graduate.
Vonnie received several awards and honours from the United Theological College including, The Rev. Ashley Smith Award in Church and Development, Church and Community Service Award and Highest Academic Award.
Vonnie also graduated from MINTS Intenational Seminary (MINTS) and the Grenada Institute for Theological Education (GITE) where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies and Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from MINTS and a Master of Divinity from GITE respectively. He recieved several awards from GITE for 'Dedicated Service'.
Vonnie has been enaged in public theology since 2009 as an avid blogger. He closed the blog in 2010 to focus on pursuing seminary studies. In 2014 after returning from his second round of studies he led the Rose Hill Baptist Church until 2019. After his wife became sick, he sensed God leading him to a more public theological ministry and consequently became a Religious Columnist/Contributor in the local newspapers and took on an Assosciate Pastorship at the Grand Bacolet Baptist Church. In that way, he is able to divide his time more fully to his wife's care, public theology and the church.
Currently Vonnie E James is a Public Theologian, Accredited Pastor at Grenada Baptist Association, Religious Columnist, and Social Justice Advocate who mixes faith with intellect and 'Intercourses' theology with journalism to address social, political, and theological issues. He is a Past President of the Grenada Baptist Association (GBA) and a Past Chair (Ag) of the Conference of Churches in Grenada (CCG).
James actively uses the gifts of mercy, shepherding, and teaching to positively influence communities and countries for God (Micah 6:8).
Vonnie is an avid theologian who has written for the Caribbean Christian Publications (CCP), Eclessio.com-a website that hosts conversations with scholars, pastors, activists, and leaders of the church across the world, submitted articles to Academia.edu and Researchgate.Net and also is a weekly contributor to the religious section of Grenadian Voice Newsapers and monthly to the Grenada Informer Newspaper.
While Vonnie holds professional qualifications in journalism, leadership, ministerial studies, preaching, theological studies, and theology his areas of focus are in 'Spirituality Intersection With Real Life' and Theology.
Vonnie has several boards and committees' experiences both in the academic and professional arenas. He sat on UWI’s Mona Education Committee, Orientation Planning Committee'
UTCWI Board of Governors; Education Committee; Founder’s Week Planning Committee and the Restorative Justice Planning Committee.
At GITE he sits on the management team, and has sat on various national Boards. He is also a Trustee with the Grenada Baptist Association, a membe of the Conference of Churches in Grenada (CCG) and a signatory to the Jubilee Committee/Grenada/Caribbean.
James is married to Theresa and is father to Drusilla.
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