On December 12, 1942, a second son was born to the late Ozie and Mytle Marie Stanley Faulk in Nakina, NC. This son was named James Oliver. He graduated from the Douglas High School in Tabor City, NC. Elder James O. Faulk is a transplant to Mebane, North Carolina, via Dothan, NC, Washington, DC, and Irvington, New Jersey.
Elder Faulk retired from a career in Graphic Arts. He is a graduate of Judd and Detweilder School of Graphic Arts. He was employed by McCall’s Publishing Company. In 1964 he joined New Bethel COGIC in Washington, DC under the pastorship of the late Dr. Sherman Howard. He served faithfully in the Men’s Department, Men’s Choir, Radio Choir and Usher Board. He was greatly influenced by Pastor Howard as a spiritual father and mentor. In 1978 Elder Faulk’s job relocated him to Irvington, NJ., along with his family. They became members of Wells Cathedral COGIC, where Bishop Chandler Owens was the pastor. It was in New Jersey when Elder Faulk acknowledge and accepted his calling to preach the gospel.
In 1985, under the auspices of the Holy Ghost, Elder Faulk was led to Mebane, NC. He was asked by the last Superintendent Ornel Smith to accept the pastorship of Rescue Revival Temple COGIC. In 1994 Elder Faulk was recommended to pastor a pending body set up by Bishop Leroy J. Woolard after the dissolving of another church. The Lord gave Bishop Woolard the name "New Dimensions COGIC."
New Dimensions COGIC is in the Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction and serves in the Sanford District under Bishop Leroy J. Woolard as the Jurisdictional Prelate, Mother Harizene Keys as the Jurisdictional Supervisor of Women and Superintendent Charles W. McMurry.
He served faithfully by traveling back and forth from New Jersey and Maryland to Pastor for over 20 years. He was known for his debonair style, sense of humor, prolific approach and smooth delivery of the Word of God. He had an affinity for classic and vintage vehicles in which he took great pride. You would often find him under the hood. He was a gentleman personified.
In 1965 Pastor Faulk married the late Evangelist Naomi Hodges Faulk. Three children were born to this union. On August 8, 2017, he married Evangelist Sandra W. Rollins. He leaves to mourn his wife, Evangelist Sandra Rollins Faulk of the home; one brother, Foster L. Faulk of Danville, VA; Four sons: Brian (Tammy) Faulk of Capitol Heights Maryland, Byram (Eley) Faulk of Augusta Georgia, and Christopher Faulk of Clinton, Maryland and an adopted son, Kahnza Hodges of Grand Rapids Michigan.
Four Stepchildren: Cheewue, Brandiane, Carrissa, Staffonz Rollins
He is the grandfather to 18: Brian Jr., Tierra, Tyler, Kevin, Zachary, Daron, Jason, Noah, Olivia, Naomi, Amelia, Tyler, Donnel, Maya, Elijah, Namon, Kawika and Christian; seven step- grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He leaves a legacy of memories at New Dimensions COGIC and will be forever loved and remembered by them. He was right “We Won’t Leave Here Like We Came In Jesus Name”.
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