Reverend James C. Hendricks, Sr.
Reverend James Cornelius Hendricks Sr. was born March 22, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Gary, Indiana, and was educated in the Gary, Indiana Public School System. He was a graduate of West Side High School in Gary, Indiana. He served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, stationed in Wildflecken, Germany, and Fort Hood, Texas, and was honorably discharged in 1978.
He received his Certification of License to Preach by the 20th Century Baptist Church, Gary, Indiana in February 1973. He received his Certificate of Ordination in Wildflecken, Germany on October 31, 1976. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas
He joined the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1995, serving the 3rd Episcopal District under the leadership of Presiding Elder Carrell K. Cargle, Gary, District, and Bishop Dotcy I. Isom Sr., Presiding Prelate of the 3rd Episcopal District.
He is married to Carolyn Ann Thomas-Hendricks. They are the parents of 11 children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.