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J.E. Kitchens

FROM THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN: 

ELDER J. E. KITCHENS 

Elder James Elmore Kitchens was born on June 16, 1912 and passed from this life on June 13, 1979. He was married to the former Elma Morrow and to this union four daughters were born: Jackie, Jetty, Jean and Jaye. He was baptized byElder W. L. Kitchens at the Liberty Church in Sumiton, Alabama. He was ordained to the ministry in June 1937 at the Sulphur Springs Church in Parrish, Alabama.Elder Kitchens would go to singings to keep from the impressions that he was called to preach. He wrote songs and taught singing schools all his life. He was asked to revive the Sacred Harp Hymn Book. Before his death in June 1979, hewas president of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company. He helped build several churches in the course of his lifetime – in Jasper and in Birmingham. He preached for 42 years before he was called home. He served one to fourchurches a month, among which were Sulphur Springs, Liberty, Rocky Mount, Mt. Pleasant, Bush Hills, and Oakdale. There are all in the central and northern part of Alabama. He served Zion’s Rest Church in Jasper for 29 years and Five Mile Church in Akron for 24 years. He also served a church in Eudora, Arkansas and numerous others.



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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)