James C. “Jim” Suggs

Jim Suggs

James C. “Jim” Suggs has been a member of the Religious Public Relations Council and its succesor organizations since 1960. He served as national president and president of three local chapters, and edited the first edition of the council’s Religious Public Relations Handbook.

An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he held communication and administrative positions in that denomination and served as executive director of the ecumenical Texas Conference of Churches. He twice was a member of the Disciples’ General Cabinet.

At retirement, Jim was president of the church’s international (United States and Canada) publishing house, the Christian Board of Publication.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Texas Christian University (editor of the Horned Frog yearbook) in l954 and a bachelor of divinity degree from TCU’s Brite Divinity School. In 1977, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Bethany (W. Va.) College.

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