James Legg, pastor and teacher, was born and raised in West Virginia. The son and grandson of ministers, he was born again at the young age of eight. He is a veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany and Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge from the Armed Services, Jim invested eight years in classrooms. He attended Morris Harvey College / University of Charleston where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. He also received his Masters degree in Human Relations and Doctorate degree in Theology.
Jim served as pastor in the Church of God Mission, an organization founded by his grandfather in 1939, from March 1974 to September 1983. In September 1983 Jim founded the New Covenant Church in his home with a congregation of 14. Three years later the church had grown to 180 members. He served as pastor of New Covenant Church for four years, and then in July 1987, came on staff at New Life Church of Charleston, WV. At New Life Church Jim was church administrator, staff teacher and Dean of National Outreach Bible Institute, a two-year program. NOBI evolved into a three year program called New Life Bible Training Center. Jim and his NLBTC staff wrote the entire curriculum for the Bible School. In April of 1988, Jim became the senior pastor of New Life Church, where he served until April 2009.
Jim Invests a great deal of his time ministering to ministers. He has conducted pastoral seminars in Portugal, Nigeria, and Haiti, as well as here in West Virginia.
God has blessed Jim with a lovely wife, Pam. They have three grown children, Chris, Neil and Meredith. All of the children are actively involved in ministry. Jim and Pam have seven grandchildren, Katherine (Kate), Benjamin, Jacob, Roxy, Jonah, Sidney and Josanna, and one great-grandchild, Nola.
David has been attending Bancroft Mission since the age of 2, was saved when he was 8 years old and baptized in Plymouth Backwater. He is the son of Max (deceased) and JoAnn Gibson and the brother of LuAnn Raynes and Scott Gibson. David married Brenda Asbury at Bancroft Mission in 1972. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Farrah (John) Caruthers, Brooke (Larry) Hawkins, and Lindsey Gibson; and proud grandparents of 5 granddaughters, Kaylee, Macie & Audrey(twins) Caruthers and Savannah and Alayna Hawkins.
David has served as Elder of the Bancroft congregation for 30+ years. He has taught several different Sunday School classes during his years at the Church, and has currently been teacher of the Bible Class for 20+ years. David is a member of the Church Choir and also sang in the Sunshine Quartet for several years. David is a Church Trustee and also serving in the Kairos Prison Ministry.
“Having been saved at the age of 8, I’ve learned over the years how important God’s grace is in my life. I owe my all to Christ my Savior, for without Him I am nothing. My undeserved blessings are many; and for that, and especially my salvation, I thank Him.”