Pastor James P. Perkins, Sr. is a native of Greenville, North Carolina.   He accepted his call into the ministry in 1977.  He is the Pastor and Founder of Victory Tabernacle Church of Raleigh, Inc., since 1986.  He specialized in Accounting, Metallurgy, and Plant Science at both Kittrell College and Beaufort Community College.

Pastor Perkins is very active in community affairs.  He provides guidance, counseling, direction and support to many people, including troubled youths.  He is a knowledgeable advocate within the legal system for many who would otherwise have to stand alone.  He ministers to the sick and promotes a ministry of compassion for hurting people.

Pastor Perkins often gives guidance and financial support to other parishioners and ministries including the building of their facility.  He continues to provided financial support to foreign missions to help build churches to provide a place for their people to worship.  He represents the church and its ministry to the community at large.

Through his obedience to God, he has crossed denominational barriers to minister and to touch the lives of many, including non-protestants in North Carolina and other States across the nation.  God has highly anointed him to teach His unadulterated Word.    Through his ministry, yokes have been destroyed, shackles have been loosened, and souls have been saved.

Pastor Perkins is fully persuaded to preach the gospel so that no one will have need of anything.  This persuasion has taken him to Africa where God poured out His anointing and blessed many souls through his ministering.  Elder Perkins agreed that his time in Africa was one of the most amazing and life-changing experiences of his life.

He and his wife, Minister Pamela Privette Perkins, have four beautiful children—Marilyn (Swayze), Tasha (Brandon), James, Jr. (Kamilah) and Jonathan (Shavonna); and five grandchildren—Jameson, Jadyn,  Avery, Logan and Kylee.