Nicky James

Nicky is a native of Arab where he graduated from high school in 1973. His roots run deep on Brindlee Mountain. He and Lynn, his wife of thirty-seven years, live in the same house that his grandparents built almost one hundred years ago. Lynn is from Eufaula, Alabama and works for Marshall Medical Centers as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. She and Nicky met while students at Auburn University. They have one son, Ben, and a daughter-in-law, Sarah. Ben is also a United Methodist Pastor and serves at Cedar Bluff UMC.

Nicky is a retired teacher who holds a B.S. Degree in Vocational Agribusiness from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Agriscience from Alabama A&M University, and is presently enrolled in the Alabama Course of Study School for Local Pastors. Over the course of his teaching career he taught at least ten different subjects as well as coaching baseball and basketball.

Nicky loves the Wesleyan Tradition and is a lifelong Methodist. He served as Lay Speaker for several years but, over time, realized that God was calling him to do more. In June of 2012 he entered the ministry as a Part-time Local Pastor. His first year in the ministry he served a three-point charge as Associate Pastor at Eva, Hamby’s Chapel, and Bethel United Methodist Churches. Nicky then served four years as the Pastor at Bethel UMC. He loves preaching and worship (both traditional and contemporary), and believes all Christians are called, in some way to be evangelists.

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Nicky and Lynn love to travel and have driven over much of the United States. In their younger years their favorite vacations were snow skiing trips to Colorado. Their vacations now involve somewhat less hazardous activities. Nicky is a history buff and especially loves World War II and Civil War history. He also loves to fish and owns a Ranger Bass Boat that he has named Visitation. So if you call him and he says he is out on “visitation,” he may be fishing!

To talk about Civil War history, find out how to share faith with others, or go “on visitation,” 256-586-5792 or email him at