Bishop Jethro C. James Jr.

Pastor | Learn More

Dr. Kim Yancey James

Executive Minister | Learn More

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. - Isaiah 61:3

Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is indeed a great honor and privilege to serve as pastor of this congregation. The words of Isaiah 61:1-3 express the gospel ministry to which we have been called and thus strive to live out in the service of the Paradise Baptist Church and community-at-large. The ministries, leaders and congregation are encouraged to work out their soul salvation in exercising their God-given talents that the Church and community will be blessed and God will be glorified.

– Bishop Jethro C. James, Jr & Rev. Dr. Kim Yancey James

Auxiliaries and More

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Meet the Pastor

Bishop Jethro C. James, Jr., Senior Pastor of Paradise Baptist Church, was born in Paterson, New Jersey ...

Meet Our Lady Elect

Dr. James, a native of Hackensack, NJ, was raised in Paterson and has been singing ...


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Weddings & Other Services

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Our Mission & Beliefs

The mission statement of the Paradise Baptist Church is to be a Bible-based ministry of excellence ...

Church Information

If you have questions or an important matter, please visit the church or call

(973) 624-6614

Service Times


9AM – 10AM | Sunday School

10:30 – 11AM | Worship & Praise

11AM | Morning Worship


6:30 – 7PM | Prayer Meeting

7PM – 8:15 | Bible Study

Everyone is welcome. Come as you are.

Contact Information

Paradise Baptist Church

348 – 352 15th Avenue

Newark, NJ 07103

Phone (973) 624-6614

Fax (973) 624-8831:

We hope to see you soon.


Thank you for your contribution. This donation goes to support growing the programs that impact our community.

‘We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.’

Isaiah 61:3 MEV

On behalf of the Residents of Newark, let me say I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous act of kindness and compassion.

When I decided to assist the Honorable Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley of Union County, who initiated a water donation drive for the Residents of Newark, I had no idea that Almighty God would reveal an Angel like you.

I have been encouraged by thousands of donated cases, and hundreds of donated pallets of water coming from across the country, as well as donations from people on other continents. I have always known of the power of God’s Love, Grace and Mercy, yet I am humbled that my presence on MSNBC’s 11th Hour with Brian Williams has made thousands of people like you sacrifice and give from their hearts to provide immediate assistance to the residents of Newark, New Jersey with the gift of water.

In His Service,

Bishop Jethro C. James. Jr.

348 – 352 15th Avenue; Newark, NJ 07103 | (973) 624-6614

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