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Elder James Cross Jr. the fourth child born to the late Dr. James Cross Sr. and Sis. Almeather Cross is the grandson of the late Bishop Moses Cross Sr. He was born and raised in Chicago.  He graduated from Liberty Temple Full Gospel Academy.  He is married to Missionary Chinell Cross and has one daughter (Alyssa).

Elder Cross attended Cross Temple since childhood.    In 1994, he followed his father who started Whole Armour COGIC.  

On July 13, 1997 Elder James Cross Jr. accepted Christ into his life after the passing of his mother.  In 2006, Pastor James Cross Sr. was led back to Cross Temple and Elder James Jr. went to United Missions COGIC and served as Sunday School Superintendent under Pastor Arthur Lewis Cross.

On September 10, 2006 James Jr. returned to Cross Temple COGIC after the installation of his father as pastor.  He served as licensed minister, finance chairman, and youth coordinator locally. Additionally, he served as the District YPWW President of the New Jerusalem District.

 On July 29, 2008 Minister James Cross, Jr. was ordained under the leadership of Bishop James E Washington (Prelate of the 5th West Jurisdiction).  He served at Cross Temple as associate elder and on January 12 ,2012 was appointed Youth Pastor by Dr. James Cross Jr.  He served in that capacity until the death of his father Dr. James Cross Sr.in April 2012. Later that same year in July, he was installed as the Pastor of New Cross Temple Church of God in Christ where he serves with honor and grace.


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