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James Lowe


James D. Lowe

Pastor James Lowe began his career in ministry serving under Pastor Marvin L. Winans in Detroit, MI., before he and his wife Debbie Winans-Lowe relocated to Nashville, TN., in 1997.

Ps. James began serving the Nashville area in 2000 with the Martha O’Bryant Center. Then assumed the role of Director of the Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee in 2003.

Ps. James professional career has been marked by a passion for people, and troubled youth in particular. He created and led the charge for gang intervention programs in both Detroit and Nashville, creating sustainable, long-term solutions to break the cycle of youth delinquency and underachievement. He partnered with groups such as the United Way of Nashville, Tennessee and helped develop funding criteria for the Outcome-Based Investment Council.

James joined the staff of Bethel World Outreach Church as Senior Associate Pastor in 2007 and stepped into his current role as Senior Pastor in 2012. His passion for outreach is evident as he leads his church in the mission of "Reaching a City to Touch the World” and by leading the city in the movement, Unite Nashville.

Pastor James has a B.S. in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. He married Debbie Winans-Lowe in 1995 and they, along with their three amazing sons, live in Nashville, TN.



2020: the year of a worldwide pandemic and a social injustice uprise, with challenges and opportunities equally presented. James Lowe seized the opportunity to help bring about change to the ever-existing issue of racism! 

    Prompted by the lack of peace and his heart for people, and knowing something needed to be done, he along with his eldest son, James Lowe II, began to hatch a plan of action that would be anchored in and built upon the foundation of PRAYER!

    Churches and individual leaders were invited to band together in unity to pray for our city's capitol and our civic leaders, a prayer for them to be able to govern our city by the principles of God. 

    Moving forward in faith and standing on the promise of God’s Word,Unite Nashville was born.

“For where two or three are gathered in My name, I will be there in the midst of them”. - Matthew 18:20

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