Larry M. James

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Larry M. James
Larry James ACU Summit 2013.JPG
Larry James speaking at ACU's Summit in 2013.
EducationHarding University, Harding School of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Tulane University
EmployerCity Square

Larry M. James (born 1950) is an American social worker and the current President and CEO of CitySquare located in Dallas, Texas.


James was born in Spokane, Washington and grew up in Richardson, Texas, where his father served as the city secretary. He served in a New Orleans Church of Christ ministry while attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary before returning to the Dallas area. He served as the senior minister for the Richardson East Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas for 14 years.[1] James took leadership of CitySquare in 1994, while it was still known as Central Dallas Ministries.[2]


B.A. Harding University (1972)
M.A. Harding School of Theology (1973)
M.Div. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1977)
M.A. Tulane University (1986)


  • The Wealth of the Poor, Abilene, Texas: Abilene Christian University Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-89112-380-4.

Personal life[edit]

Larry is married to Brenda. They have lived in inner city Dallas, Texas since 1999.[3]


  1. ^ Hall, Cheryl (31 March 2013). "Opportunity Center takes root in one of Dallas' least fortunate neighborhoods". Dallas News. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  2. ^ Hopkins, David (18 April 2012). "How Citysquare's LAW Center is Fighting Poverty". D Magazine. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  3. ^ "History". City Square. Retrieved 28 May 2013.