Eullas Jim James was born September 16, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of Eullas and Margaret James. He was the eldest of seven children. In the year of 1947 his family relocated to Los Angeles, California where Jimmy attended elementary and middle school, then graduated from San Bernardino High School.
Jimmy was employed at the County of San Bernardino Juvenile Hall Department for over 30 years. Jim loved traveling, skating, bowling, cruising, swimming and spending time with friends and family. Jimmy worked at several ministries, working in the music department, as assistant pastor, and various other offices until being appointed Senior Pastor of St. Timothy Community Church for over 17 years. He leaves to cherish and celebrate his memory, his devoted wife of thirty-one years, Monica Brown James, two sons, Timothy and Steven James, one daughter Terry James, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, along with Greater Victory Church family and friends.