Our Pastor
Ruling Elder James Ware 
Ruling Elder James T. Ware was born in Dothan, Alabama. He is the eldest of seven siblings, born to Thomas and Betty Ware. His father relocated the family to Groveland, Florida where he was raised mostly as a Floridian. His father, who was an elder in Church of God by Faith, as the first in shaping and molding Ruling Elder Ware’s life as a person. That upbringing set him on the path to someday, preach, and teach in the Kingdom of God. Upon graduating from high school, he met a friend named Gwendolyn Cooper who he married on August 26, 1972. They are the parents of three sons and one daughter.
After several encounters and numerous discussions with God, he accepted the call to ministry and began preaching, in 1975. He was ordained a minister in Church of God by Faith in 1989, and continued to be a student of the Word of God. In 1995, at the hand of God and the Executive Council, he accepted the charge of presiding Elder of the Ocala District where he currently serves as the Pastor of the Ocala Temple Church of God by Faith. In 2012, he was appointed to the Executive Council as Ruling Elder under Bishop Emeritus James E. McKnight, Sr.

Ruling Elder Ware has planted a church in his ministry, Brooksville Church of God by Faith in Brooksville, Florida. The Lord blessed him to open the way for the work in Converse, Texas. His desire is to see the growth of our church in continuation of new church planting over the United States.