Rev. James T. Scales III, Senior Pastor

Central Baptist Church called Rev. James T. Scales III as the Senior Pastor in March 2024. Rev. Scales is a native Rogersville, TN, graduating from Cherokee High School in 2012. He completed the Bachelor of Arts in political science & history from King University in 2016, the Master of Education from King University in 2018, and the Master of Divinity from Liberty University in 2021. Rev. Scales was ordained in 2019 and served as the associate minister at Mount Zion Baptist Church before becoming the youth and young adult minister of Central Baptist Church in Kingsport in January 2020. He also is a social studies teacher and assistant boys basketball coach at Dobyns-Bennett High School. Additionally, Rev. Scales is on the board of directors of Bible Study Two Ministries, as well as involved in additional community outreach initiatives. James married his wife, Erin, in 2018. They welcomed their first child, Evie Mae, in May 2021.

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