Rev. Dr. J.H. Flakes III is the second child of three siblings, born to the late Rev. Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Flakes, Jr. He is married to the lovely Jacqueline Denise Flakes; and they are the parents of two children; a daughter Braya and son Kevin.
Educationally, Rev. Flakes received his Doctor of Ministry from Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, GA. Master degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, His Master of Divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala., and elementary and high school education from Muscogee County School System.
Rev. Flakes earned distinction of being one of twenty one (21) students chosen by the Interdenominational Theological center, Morehouse School of Religion, for inclusion in Who's Who among Students in American Universities across the United States. In 2011, Rev. Flakes was inducted into the Tuskegee University Athletic Hall of Fame. Prior to becoming Senior Pastor of the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Flakes served as Pastor of the Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church (S.E.) Atlanta, GA.; additionally, he served as Co-Pastor of both Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church of Columbus, GA. and Good hope Missionary Baptist Church of Phenix City, AL.
Rev. Flakes' Ministerial and Civic affiliations
- Served as executive board member of the Metro-Atlanta Baptist Minister's Union Served as First Vice President of the Fifth District of the Congress of Christian Education
- Served as Executive board member of the Atlanta Chapter NAACP
- Served as Columbus Regional Foundation Board
- Served as President of the Muscogee County Clergy Association
- Served as a member of the "Concern Black Clergy" of Atlanta, Ga
- Served as the Chairman of the publicity committee for the 2005 National Baptist convention U.S.A., Inc., GMBC host committee, Atlanta, GA.
- A member of the John B. Amos Cancer Center Advisory Board
- He serves as First Vice President of the Congress of Christian Education State of Georgia
- He serves as Moderator of the Mount Calvary Association
- He serves as Faculty member of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education
- He serves as Faculty Member of the Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention USA, INC.
- He serves as Chair of Social Action Committee of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
- He serves as a member of the Turner Ministry Resource Center Advisory Board of the Pastoral Institute, Columbus, GA.
- Serves as the Senior Pastor of the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church, where his father the late Rev. Dr. J. J. Flakes, Jr. served as pastor for fifty (50) years.
- Rev. Dr. J. H. Flakes, III is a sound teacher and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ.
A Servant of God!