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Pastor James E. Holiday is a native of Norway, South Carolina and grew up in the church he now pastors. Pastor Holiday was ordained at Bushy Pond Baptist Church in October of 1992 and continues to spiritually nurture parishioners and the Norway community at large. Pastor Holiday envisions and works diligently to develop a church that ministers to the whole person and to the community it serves. As with any visionary, Pastor Holiday knows that the work God has for him and the Bushy Pond family has only just become.

Pastor Holiday is graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and Claflin University. With his matriculation through Claflin University in 2002, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. In addition, Pastor Holiday holds two masters degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary in Religion and Religious Education. Pastor Holiday is a lifelong member of the NAACP and serves as chaplain for the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department. Pastor Holiday is a member of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Education & Missionary Convention and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Pastor Holiday is married to his lovely First Lady, the former Sybrenda James. They are the proud parents of Wilton, Brenton (Winter, daughter-in-love), and Emily and the proud grandparents of Cameron , Nylah, and Kaleb. 

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