Since 1960, James M. Roberts has maintained his commitment
to evangelism, missions, prayer and outreach. In February, 2001, he served as Interim Pastor and then a year later in February,
2002, became our Pastor at St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church, where he leads one of the most sincere and Christ-seeking
congregations in all of southwest Florida.
The church currently has more than a dozen ministries
reaching out to the neighborhood and the world, and has weekly services, bible studies, Sunday school, prayer hours, and a
variety of ways to allow both members and visitors alike to connect with and serve our Lord.
A native of Bradenton, Florida, he was the oldest of three, born to James and Lizzie Roberts. He received his education
in the public school system in Bradenton and has completed other bible studies throughout his adult life. As an inspiring
and motivational pastor, his sermons are based on nearly fifty years of religious experience. Pastor Roberts experience includes
such areas as: Family & Marriage Counseling, Bible Expository Teaching, Devotion to Youth and Children, Church Growth,
Debt-Free Living, Christian Doctrine, Ministerial Ethics, Church Administration as well as working alongside our Associate
Ministers, Deacons and Deaconesses,
As a true believer in the community, Pastor Roberts
has helped to lead St Paul’s to growing our edifice. The church is expanding to include two new event facilities, which
can be joined to host major events, new offices for our ministries to be based, a new kitchen, a new ‘cry room’,
and a new congregation area and baptismal. Being involved in the community, Pastor Roberts is affiliated with many local organizations
and is currently serving on the Aids Advisory Board for Manatee County and the Ministerial Alliance also for Manatee County.
Pastor Roberts has been an advisor to local leaders in the community and has been called upon to provide leadership on issues
impacting the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto.
Pastor Roberts has been married to Harriet Roberts
for more than 35 years and they have been blessed with six children.