Dr. James H. Mason III is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and has served in full-time ministry for over 25 years. In 1993, He was ordained, in ministry by his father, Pastor/Church Planter Dr. James H Mason Jr.
He earned his associate’s of arts degree from Southwestern Christian College and his bachelor’s degree from Southern Christian University. Dr. Mason also attained two master’s degrees: one from Amridge University in Ministry and a second, Master of Divinity in Leadership from Regions University. He recently defended his dissertation, entitled: Overcoming Health Issues Among African American Clergy and has now earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated in May 2019 with a GPA of 3.9 Suma Cum Laude.
Dr. Mason served faithfully as Youth Pastor and was promoted to assistant pastor under the excellent leadership of Dr. Rolston Mondaizie. He served with Dr. Mondaizie and The Plant Street /Central Church for seven years.
He was later blessed to serve with Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. for seven years at Beulahland/Greater Travelers Rest –House of Hope as a Daycare Van Driver. He was promoted to Executive Pastor and served faithfully for seven years.
In 2007, Dr. Mason was led by the Lord to relocate and serve with Pastor Vanable H .Moody, II. He served for seven years as Pastor of Membership and was later promoted to Chief Ministry Officer. While serving with Pastor Moody, God revealed a vision with him concerning ministry.
In 2014, Dr. Mason and his wife, Pam, stepped out on faith and planted Birmingham Bible Church, formerly known as The Church of The Way International in Birmingham, Alabama. Their first Bible Study was held on November 19, 2014, in Dante Jelks’ Funeral Home and was a blessing to all who attended.
On November 29, 1997, Dr. Mason married his best friend, the Lovely Pamela L. Shop. They have four children: James IV, Moriah, Caleb, and Elijah.
Dr. Mason ministers the Word of God in an effective and life-changing way which encourages, teaches, and corrects. It has been said by many that Dr. Mason is the “People’s Pastor.”
Dr. Mason gives glory to God for the great things He has done through Him and looks forward to being used even more by Him. He plans to make a lasting impact in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!