Our Pastor

Rev. Arthur James is a spirit filled minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He devoted his life to the Lord at any early age. Pastor James received his informal education in the Dallas Public Schools, graduating from Skyline High School. He is also a graduate of The University of North Texas. While attending UNT he began teaching bible study to young athletes in 1991 and co-founded "Campus Mpact" in 1992 an outreach ministry to college students on the UNT campus. He also served as the chaplain of the North Texas Voices of Praise. Pastor James received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Texas for his continued commitment to education. Rev. James served as Senior Pastor of The Dallas Christian Hope Baptist Church from November of 1996 until June of 2004 when the Lord called him to plant the Transparent Church. Pastor James also earned his master's degree from Texas Tech University in May of 2005. In addition to his service to the church Pastor James has served on the board of directors for the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, The Grand Prairie Boys & Girls Club, Impact Grand Prairie, The Hospitality Educators Association of Texas Board, Skyline High School's Hospitality Advisory Board and various other volunteer organizations. He currently serves as a board member of The Coppell Chamber of Commerce, and as an Executive Board member of The National Association of Branch Campus Administrators. When he is not at the church you will find Pastor James at North Lake College, where he serves as The Executive Dean of both the North Campus in Coppell and the South Campus in South Irving. Pastor James is married to Patrice James and they have two children, Jonathan and Morgan. God has given him an extraordinary delivery style to reach people of all classes and cultures. We invite you to come hear this anointed and dynamic speaker of God's word every Sunday at our 10:30 a.m. service. To contact Pastor James e-mail him at pastorjames@TheTransparentChurch.org