Introducing James and Rochelle Baker
Shortly after In His Name was formed, the name of James Baker was given to Jon Huebner as someone who would be interested in pastoring a Bible Study in an apartment community. However, at the time James was facing some severe health problems. Despite the seriousness of his health, James had a heart for missions and did not wish to delay the start of a new ministry. He and his wife, Rochelle, began a Sunday morning service at Tower Heights apartment community at the end of April. Despite undergoing two major surgeries since beginning the Bible study, James has maintained a positive attitude. He feels that the Lord has healed his body and has given him the ability and desire to serve.
James and Rochelle are members at Mountain View Baptist church in Gainesville. James came to know the Lord as an adult while living in Longview, TX. Shortly after this life changing experience James felt called to ministry. After receiving seminary training, James and Rochelle began planting a church in a mobile home community with the support of their church in Longview. They served in that church until ten years ago when job opportunities would lead James and Rochelle to Gainesville, GA. James and Rochelle have enjoyed living in Northeast Georgia where he works as a printer and she uses her considerable people skills while being employed at a local department store. But their heart always comes back to ministry. The Tower Heights church is going well under their leadership and is already looking to add a midweek Bible study on Wednesday Nights. Pray for James and Rochelle as they serve the Lord with In His Name.