James V. Lyles
A graduate of Philander Smith College, Perkins School of Theology, McCormick Theological Seminary, University of California, Los Angeles, and Graduate Theological Foundation, Rev. Dr. James V. Lyles has led Methodist and United Methodist churches in Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, and California. His ministry has also included military chaplaincy, hospital chaplaincy, and denominational leadership through the General Board of Evangelism and the General Board of Global Ministries. In 2015 Lyles was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Perkins School of Theology.