Rev. James Morris Young
May 12, 1912 - February 10, 2008
Superintendent James Young was born on May 12, 1912 in Caspiana, Louisiana to the union of Lee and Nettie Young.
He was saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age. Later he met and married Gertrude Miles on July 4, 1929 and to this union they were blessed with nine children.
Superintendent Young was called by God to the ministry and served as a loyal and faithful servant until his death. He evangelized in the south and later established several churches in Raine, Westland and New Iberia Louisiana. He was known for playing his guitar and singing ‘It’s real.’
Later he and his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where he started a church. He served faithfully in Utah and after a period of time he moved to the Pacific Northwest.
In 1943 he moved to Seattle, Washington and served under the leadership of Bishop Van Goodlow. Later Bishop Goodlow sent him to pastor in Yakima, Washington and he established the Victory Church of God in Christ.
In 1967 he was appointed by the late Bishop T.J. Kinlow as District Superintendent of District Number One. He was one of the first superintendents in the State of Washington Church of God in Christ.
Superintendent Young served faithfully for 41 years as District Superintendent.
He was a loyal, faithful and devoted pastor and servant of the Lord. Supt. James M. Young was appointment by Bishop T.L. Westbrook as the First Administrative Assistant of the Washington State Jurisdiction. When he departed this life he was one of the oldest pastors in the Washington State Church of God in Christ Jurisdiction.
Superintendent James M. Young departed this life on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 1:05 A.M. surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 78 years Mother Gertrude Young, five sons: Dr. James Young, Eddie J., Wilbur B, Carol C., and Harold L. Young; two daughters: Gracie L. Young and Venetia Wilson; Two children preceded him in death: Leroy M. Young and Jacqueline V. Lomax; Two brothers: Supt. Lee E. Young and Rev. Samuel Young; Two sisters: Ruth Arlene and Bertha Wilson; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and his Lighthouse Temple Family.