Elder James McCurry BA, C.ED was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1951 and was raised by his grandmother in a small town of Harwell, Georgia. Raised in a Christian home, he attended Hartwell First Baptist Church up the street from his Georgia home. He began singing gospel music at the age of five. He is now an ordained pastor with a love for singing and evangelistic outreach. He is a proud father of one daughter, a grandfather of three, and a great-grandfather of one.