JAMES PICKETT WESBERRY

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In Memoriam - JAMES PICKETT WESBERRY
BIOGRAPHY: The Morningside Man
RUBY LEE PERRY WESBERRY
MARY SUE LATIMER WESBERRY
MARGARET SPRATLIN WESBERRY
LILLIAN RUTH WESBERRY JOHNSON
MORNINGSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SERMONS
Writings
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Family Photo Album

Morningside Baptist Cross Over Atlanta Skyline
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The great dream of James P. Wesberry

In the Pulpit at Morningside Baptist Church
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In Memoriam
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James & Ruby Lee Wesberry, 1929

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"The Morningside Man"
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Biography of James P. Wesberry by James C. Bryant, Published 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Morningside Baptist Chirch, Atlanta,1944-75
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Morningside Baptist Church, Atlanta, Goergia

Pastor Bamberg, S.C. First Baptist Church, 1932-44
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In Memoriam...
             ...100 years from his birth
 
James Pickett Wesberry
  April 16, 1906 -
                  December 25, 1992

This home page is created in loving memory of James Pickett Wesberry on the occasion of his 100th birthday, April 16, 2006

"There came a man, sent from God..."
                                                            John 1:6

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James P. Wesberry, 1929

Pastor:


  • First Baptist Church, Bamberg, SC, 1932 - 1944 

  • Morningside Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1944 - 1975

Executive Director, The Lord's Day Alliance of the United States, 1975 - 1992


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Morningside Baptist Church

VIDEO: James Pickett Wesberry's Message to his Grandchildren - 1982

Summary Biography - James Pickett Wesberry (1906-1992)

Family: Born April 16, 1906, in Bishopville, S.C.; died December 25, 1992, in Atlanta, GA; son of William McLeod and Lillian Ione (Galloway) Wesberry; married Ruby Lee Perry, September 5, 1929 (died, December 25, 1941); married Mary Sue Latimer, June 1, 1943; (died September 8, 1982); married Margaret Spratlin; children: (first marriage) James Pickett, Jr. Education: Mercer University, A.B., 1929, M.A., 1930; Newton Theological Institute, B.D., 1931; Andover Newton Theological Institute, B.D., 1931; Andover Newton Theological Institute, M.S.T., 1934; further graduate study at Harvard University, 1931, Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y., summers, 1935, 1965, Yale University, 1946, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1957. Memberships: Atlanta Area Military Chaplains Association (honorary member), Masons, Shriners, Lions, Atlanta Harvard Club, Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta Amateur Movie Club.

Ordained Baptist minister, 1926; pastor of Baptist churches in Soperton, Ga., 1928-30, Medford, MA, 1930-31, Kingstree, S.C., 1931-33, and Bamberg, S.C., 1933-44; Morningside Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga., pastor, 1944-75, pastor emeritus, 1975-92; evangelist, counselor, chaplain, and writer, 1975-92, 

Professor at Mercer University (Atlanta, Ga.), 1944-53. President of Highview Nursing Home, 1947-60 (chaplain, 1975-92), and National Youth Courtesy Foundation, 1971-92. President of Georgia Baptist Convention, 1956-57; member of executive committee of Southern Baptist Convention, 1959-65; member of board of managers of Lord's Day Alliance of America, 1971-92, executive director, 1975-92; chaplain of Yaarab Temple. Head of Georgia Literature Commission, 1953-75; member of Georgia governor's Citizens Penal Reform Commission, 1968; member of board of directors of Atlanta Fund Review Board, 1964-70; member of honorary board of directors of Dogwood Association Festival, 1970-71, and Atlanta Union Mission, 1972-92. Member of board of trustees of Mercer University, 1944-49, 1954-57, 1972-74 (member of president's council, 1974-92), Atlanta Baptist College (now Mercer University at Atlanta), 1964-72, and Truett McConnell College, 1960-65.

LL.D. from Atlanta Law School, 1946; D.D. from Mercer University, 1957; L.H.D. from La Grange College, 1962; Litt.D. from Bolen-Draughan College, 1967; named man of the South by Dixie Business, 1972; member of the South's Hall of Fame, 1972.

WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:
  • Rainbow Over Russia, privately printed, 1963.
  • Baptists in South Carolina Before the War Between the States, R. L. Bryan, 1966.
  • Evangelistic Sermons, Broadman, 1973.
  • Meditations for Happy Christians, Broadman, 1973.
  • When Hell Trembles, and Other Sermons for Revival, Baker Book, 1974.
  • Bread in a Barren Land, Broadman Press, 1982.
  • (Editor) The Lord's Day, Broadman Press, 1986.
Also author of Prayers in Congress, 1949, Every Citizen Has a Right To Know, 1954, and The Life and Work of William Screven. Staff correspondent for Christian Century, 1951-58. Editor of "The People's Pulpit," a column in Atlanta Times, 1964-65. Editor of Sunday, 1975-92, and Basharet.

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James P. Wesberry with twin sister, 1906

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Links to related websites:

James P. Wesberry Family Christmas Story

Photos of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Personal website of James P. Wesberry, Jr.

Retirement home of Jim & Lea Wesberry in Quito, Ecuador

Send comments, suggestions, photos, etc., to add to this site to jwesberry@gmail.com
 
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James Pickett Wesberry