James David Gailliard in North Philadelphia is senior pastor and CEO of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and a Democratic member of the North Carolina Assembly representing the State's 25th House district. After graduating from the nationally acclaimed Central High School for Boys, he matriculated to Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he was on both Honor Roll and Dean's List, and St. Joseph's University. James Gailliard has dedicated the past 20 years to human, economic and community development in North America and South Africa. In 2005, he started a church plant of 14 people which has grown to a mega-church serving thousands of families from ten North Carolina counties and six Virginia counties. James Gailliard has become a pastor to pastors frequently consulting in the areas of church planting, church growth, community development, social programming, men's ministry, and leadership development.