About James Howard Mims
Rev Calvin Mims, Mrs. Ann Kirby Mims and standing, Bishop James Howard Mims.
These men and woman of God are descendents of Samuel Mims, 1680's,
a white slave owner of Fort Mims, Alabama, who had a son by the name of Gib Mims who married an african american woman. Bishops Great Grandfather was Rev. Will Henry Mims; and his mom and dad were Rev. Calvin and Ann Kirby Mims; founding members/builders of Castalia Missionary Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee.
The late Bishop James Howard Mims, proved to be a giant in the Los Angeles and Compton communities as a Community Leader, Activist, Counselor, Lover and Protector of the People, and founder of The Household of God Bibleway Church in Lynwood, California.
Bishop Mims was married to Bertha Mae Johnson Mims, the first black model for John Robert Powers Modeling Agency, located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Bertha Mae modeled furs for Actor John Wayne and others at the original Biltmore Hotel and Bullocks Wilshire.
From the 1680's to current, all first born Mims were Ministers of the Christian Gospel including Eleazar Mims and Eli Mims and Bishops daughter, Dr Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino. From forming the Bright Future Corporation; the Try Foundation and crusading across America after founding the Christ Unlimited Crusades; Bishop Mims marched with Dr King alongside his father in the 1960's and was was a trailblazer for good! Marcia has taken up the mantle following in his footsteps to help keep his dream alive of sharing a message of love to envelope the world..with a peace and goodwill message that will never die!
James Howard Mims at the age of 16, on his way to Tennessee State University by his father's demands! Since lawyers and Doctors flanked the Mims line of those that came before James, his father wanted the legacy continued. James ran away and forsook his father's desire for him to become a lawyer, and joined the United States Air Force. He said he always wanted to and dreamed of becoming a Pilot, but fate dealt a hand that only God could have intervened with! YOU CANNOT ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY....unless you be born again!