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James H. Bishop: Former FBC Hackleburg pastor dies comment (0)

June 6, 2013

By Neisha Fuson

James H. Bishop: Former FBC Hackleburg pastor dies

James H. Bishop, who served as pastor of nine churches for more than 48 years, died April 25. He was 81. 

Bishop, of Hackleburg, graduated from Howard College in Birmingham (now Samford University). He spent 23 years serving as pastor of First Baptist Church, Hackleburg. He also served as pastor of Waco Baptist Church, Russellville; Mount Hebron Baptist Church, Spruce Pine; Fulton Bridge Baptist Church, Hamilton; Bear Creek Baptist Church No. 1; and churches in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Bishop also served as moderator for Marion Baptist Association in 1978 and 1979. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Fay; five children; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

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