Lead Pastor, House of Hope Macon, in Macon, GA

Pastor J.C. Howard, Lead Pastor, House of Hope Macon, in Macon, GA is has with great perseverance, defied stereotypical labels to succeed as an African American man and minister.  The second of three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Caldwell, J.C., was nurtured and tutored from a very young age to always seek the Lord in all things and to walk righteously with integrity.  At age nine, J.C. accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his life.

Having been reared in church his entire life, Howard served faithfully in many capacities before accepting his call to the preaching ministry in 2006. In 2007, James was licensed for ministry by the Cathedral of Fresh Fire, Reverend Emma L. Creamer, Senior Pastor.

Reverend Howard went on to graduate with honors from the world-renown Morehouse College (2009), in Atlanta Georgia where he double majored in Religion and History. It was at Morehouse that he was afforded the opportunity to serve as a Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel Assistant and now has been inducted into the prestigious MLK Jr. Morehouse Board of Preachers. J.C. is also a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

He is the father of one daughter, Rhyan, who is his pride and joy.  Reverend Howard strives daily to grow as a Christian, as a man, father, and servant of humanity and to daily obey the voice of God and the Word of God.