Bishop Dr. James Washington has been Senior Pastor of New Shiloh Baptist Church and Community Life since 1990. His Ministry spans more than 4 decades. Under his leadership, the church has grown spiritually and financially. The Fruit of the Lord’s reward of Faithfulness is evidenced in the Savior Blessing Bishop Washington to lead the Church in a new construction project. New Shiloh is Blessed with a Brand-New Worship, plus Community Life Center. When the building was completed, it was paid for in Full.
Our Senior Pastor was consecrated to the office of Bishop on December 3, 2005 by Chief Consecrator and Prelate of FOCCUS, Bishop Lawrence L. Kirby. The Consecration Service was held at New Shiloh Baptist Church of Atlantic City, NJ. In addition, he was the President of the Fellowship of Churches of Atlantic City and Vicinity for four years.
“God’s Way Is the Best Way and “It’s Mission Time!”
Bishop Washington is a gifted anointed Preacher, Teacher and Leader. Bishop Washington believes that understanding and walking in God’s Word, His Will and His Way is essential for Christian Survival. He is a wonderful Pastor who has great love for the entire congregation of New Shiloh Baptist Church. He reminds us all that “God’s Way Is the Best Way and “It’s Mission Time!” Bishop Washington is very active in the community leading Quality of Life and Health Status Improvement initiatives such as; Gun-buy-backs, Improving Neighborhood Safety, Anti-Drug Awareness & Prevention, HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention, Violence Reduction & Improving the working relationship between public and social services agencies and Law Enforcement. Bishop Washington is active on many local and state Boards. He has won many awards for his outstanding community service. Bishop Washington was the Community Liaison for AtlantiCare Health System for 17 years. He is also a National Healthcare Fellow.
He is married to Rev. Dr. Ruby Washington and has three sons, Anthony, Rev. Aaron, and Shannon. One daughter Rev. Dr. Nycole Lyles-Belton, one God-daughter Mia Bailey, and two Daughters In-law, Tamika and Regina, eight grandchildren, three sisters, Michelle, Pamela and Jessica and a host of nieces and nephews. Many lives have been changed by the Dynamic Preaching & Teaching Ministry of Bishop Washington. A number of Preachers, Evangelist, and Ministry leaders have answered the Call of God, under the Leadership Guidance of this War