Biblical Leadership in the Home
James L. Lowe, Jr., a Birmingham native, is the son of the prominent musician and jazz historians, J. L. Lowe and Roberta Lowe. As a child, he survived the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. He graduated A.H. Parker High School as Valedictorian and was a cum laude graduate of Birmingham Southern College receiving a B.A. in Business Administration. He was called into the ministry at the age of six. After 20 years of trying to live life his way, he finally submitted to the will of God in 1978. He became an associate minister of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and later Minister of Music at the Macedonia 13th Avenue Baptist Church. He is currently Pastor of The Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Bishop Jim Lowe has served on the boards of the Crisis Center, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Advocate Center. He has held various position in the business community before entering full time ministry, including two years’ experience with Pitney Bowes, 2 ½ years as an auditor with Liberty National Insurance Company and 12 years with SONAT as a computer systems analyst. Jim is married to Patricia Bruce. He has three children, Bobby, James Louis and Adrienne.