Pastors & Staff

Arthur J. James

Lead Pastor

Rev. Arthur J. 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. Most recently he  served as a board member of The Coppell Chamber of Commerce for the past seven years.  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

Patrice James

First Lady / Executive Pastor

Minister Patrice James, an ordained Elder, accepted her call to ministry 15 years ago and has been filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit since age eleven.  Lady Patrice served for more than eleven years in several leadership and volunteer ministries at the Potter's House of Dallas before becoming the bride to Rev. Arthur J. James, Pastor of  The Transparent Church of Grand Prairie, Texas.  Lady Patrice now serves along side her husband as the First Lady of The Transparent Church using the gifts of prayer, leadership, and prophetic teaching to bless the  Body of Christ.  She has devoted her life to teaching others how to live a transformed life by applying the practical principles in God's Word.  Her desire is to see men, women,and the next generation of young adults maximize their potential by fulfilling the purpose God has destined for their lives.
She has been described as a life designer, personal development coach, mentor and spiritual adviser.  Her knowledge and wit has allowed her to excel in many areas of ministry and business.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, in Business from Western Illinois University.  Lady Patrice has worked for the Dallas Independent School District for the past eleven years.
As God's Ambassador, First Lady Patrice is a professional minister who reflects excellence and reverences order.  Her strong convictions and years of experience have propelled her to proclaim a clarion call of reconciliation for leaders and families who are seeking God's answers to everyday problems.

Zannetta Mitchell

TC Kids Director

Sis. Zannetta Mitchell has served at The Transparent Church for over ten years and leads the "TC Kids" ministry and also works with the TC Finance Ministry.  She is a native of Dallas, TX and also works in the telecommunication industry when she is not at the Transparent Church. 

Jonathan James

Praise & Worship Leader

Jonathan James leads the praise and worship of The Transparent Church.   He has served at the church since his youth and and enjoys singing and writing music.   Jonathan also works in 

Herbert Henderson Jr.

Media Ministry Leader

Bro. Henderson is a native of Louisiana