Dr. James K. Pringle was the founder and President of The Agape Lighthouse IN. He was the senior pastor of Agape Christian Church for over 40 years. In promoting unity of churches in the Jacksonville area. He was the president of Arts of Jacksonville Television Station providing an outreach medium for many local churches over the years. Whatever Jim did his slogan was “God’s love is reaching out to you”.
The international aspect of Brother Jim includes ministry trips to the former Soviet Union, England, Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Latvia and the Philippines. There are still churches in the Philippines that receive monthly support from Agape. The times of ministry overseas took place in churches, Bible College, crusades and pastor conferences. Wherever he went his “can do” attitude inspires and encourages believers.
Pastor Jim was the youngest son in his family and was preceded in death by all his siblings. Leaving him the patriarch over many nieces and nephews who knew him as Uncle Jimmy.
His wife Rita will no longer be able to co-pastor with Jim, but she will assume his ministry positions. Their son James Kenneth Pringle, Jr. was a help and close companion with his dad over the past few months of his illness. He was blessed as Papa to have a few visits from his granddaughters, Raina and Aster Pringle.
Pastor Jim leaves behind a loving and caring church membership who learned from the word of God by his many sermons of “Get in the word”. He touched many lives through the years on ministry and was a pastor to many in the Duval and Clay counties. His parting words to you would be “Remember whatever the situation is in your life, God’s love is still reaching out to you”. Today he can sing from Heaven vocalist James Brown “I Feel Good Just Like I Knew That Would”.
Funeral services will be held, Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 11:00AM in the chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 with Rev. Nicholas Simonic officiating followed by interment in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00PM