Dr. James Wilkins was born in the physical realm March 18, 1931 in Grey County, Texas. He was “born again” in the spiritual realm on July 10, 1949, in Brentwood, California. He became the son of Vernon and Elsie Wilkins and received his nature and life through his first birth. Because his heavenly Father is eternal, he received God’s holy nature and life and will live eternally. Dr. Wilkins graduated to Heaven Christmas morning, December 25, 2017 in Espanola, New Mexico.
Funeral Service will be held in Espanola, NM at 10:00 a.m., January 2, 2018 at Valley Baptist Church followed by graveside service in Sacramento, CA on January 4, 2018.
Dr. James Wilkins was in full time ministry for more than 66 years. He was ordained and became a pastor at the age of 20.
Dr. Wilkins mother attempted to abort him, but God overrode her effort. Upon her deathbed, she confessed her sin and praised the Lord for giving her baby life. Dr. Wilkins reasoned that since God gave him life, he would live that life totally for Him.
During his extended life he served as –
Pastor – Baptized over 1,800 people in his longest pastorate of twelve years;
Church Planter – Started thirteen new churches;
Evangelist – Thousands saved under his preaching;
Bible College Professor – Twenty-one years;
Author – Over seventy books and booklets, with millions in print;
Live Radio Talk Show Host – Twelve years;
Husband and Father – Bro. Wilkins outlived two wives, Louella and Penny. Father of five children with eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren;
One of five brothers in ministry – A combined 230+ years of scandal free ministry;
Active conference preacher, personal soul winner and member of Valley Baptist Church in Espanola, New Mexico, pastored by Dr. Brian McMath;
Founder of New Testament Ministries – a ministry that preaches and teaches Soul Winning, Discipleship, Faith Promise Missions as well as publishing numerous books on topics ranging from Cults to Soul Winning, Discipleship, Eternity, the Tribulation, Millennial Reign, major religions and so much more.
More information on the life and works of Bro. Wilkins can be found at NTMI.info.
Any questions please contact Dr. Joe Carson – NTMI President/Director