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James B. Warren

FROM THE BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN: 
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James Boyd Warren, the oldest of ten children, was born January 16th 1923, toLouis and Ellen Warren, tenant farmers in southeastern Kentucky. His wild and bitter youth was so marked with violence that he marveled in later years, how “God, in his kind providence, time and again, plucked me as a firebrand from the burning.” James served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, and on December 23, 1950, he married Marcella Jones, his life long companion. To this union was born one daughter.

 

At this time in his life J. B. Warren began to be burdened with gravity of his sins. He felt condemned and ruined, and cried out to God for relief. He joined a United Baptist Church and in spite of their efforts to “pray him through,” he found no satisfaction. Finally a minister, whom he had befriended, revealed a precious truth that he couldn’t preach from his Arminian pulpit. “James, the fact that you have come seeking, is evidence that God has sent the spirit of His Son into your heart.” He also recommended a book, Hassell’s Church History.

 

In the months that followed, James read Hassell’s History and subscribed to every Primitive Baptist paper he could find. He couldn’t stay where he was, and there was only one place to go. On the first Sunday in November 1954 Brother Warren asked for a home with the Hamilton Primitive Baptist Church. His gift was soon manifest at home and abroad, and on November 14th 1959 Elder James B. Warren was ordained to the full work of the gospel ministry. Elder Warren served along side his father in the ministry, Elder J. G. Willis, until Elder Willis’ sudden death in 1967.

 

Altogether Elder Warren served the Hamilton Church for twenty-six years. He spoke out against worldliness in all forms, private, public, and most of all, religious. He preached the gospel freely, laboring with his own hands, and opposed a salaried ministry, believing that the principle “It is more blessed to give than to receive” applied primarily to ministers.

 

 

Elder Warren fell asleep in Christ on June 23rd 1986, after a long battle with cancer.



larry heldman  

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)