For more than 28 years John Downing has seamlessly provided for the sound and video production at St. James. Prior to his retirement, John was instrumental in developing the Fresno County Emergency Response Interagency radio system. St. James was blessed to have this high degree of expertise in implementing our audio/visual capabilities far beyond what is found in most churches without large staffs. Over the years, John was able to acquire the valuable technology necessary for first rate production. He extended the church broadcasts onto the world wide web, with followers from around the globe. Each and every Sunday John’s conscientious concern and selfless servanthood could be found at the back of the church producing quality sound for sermon and musical worship alike. He even took weekly recordings home to edit out dead pauses, “ahems” and “uhs” to provide a pristine copy for listeners. After our move to Campus Bible, John’s legacy of service could be found in his helping to improve their sound system as well. By the end of his tenure, John was operating or assisting with the sound ministries of three churches: St. James; Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Spanish speaking congregation; and Campus Bible Palm & Shields. Now after countless hours, most of which were performed on his own, John is receiving a well-earned rest. We can never thank you enough, John, for your service to our Lord and our congregation. However, we are confident that the day will come when you will hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant…”
…Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is upon you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men… Eph. 6: 6-7
Sunday Worship Location
Come and join Saint James’ on Sundays for worship. Our service is at 1:30 pm. We hope to see you there.
222 East Fountain Way
Fresno, CA 93704