The Late Pastor James Henderson Quick, Sr.
Elder James Henderson Quick, Sr. was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi where he grew up in church. He committed his life to the Lord in 1955. In 1957, he was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ, Inc.
Elder Quick served as the Assistant Pastor at the James Temple Church of God in Christ for 11 years under the teaching and leadership of Bishop William Morgan James. In 1972, the Holy Ghost led him to branch out and pastor his own church. In December 1972, the Good News COGIC at 570 Kings Run Drive was born. In 1980, the church moved to its present location at 1063 North Bend Road.
Elder Quick served in many capacities in the church at all levels. He served as interim District Superintendent for one year and was Chairman of the Greater Cincinnati District. He was the leader of Pastors and Elders and was the Chairman of the Elders Council for Ohio North Jurisdiction #1 until his demise. He was also one of the administrative assistants of Bishop Walter E. Jordan, while he was Presiding Prelate of Ohio North First Jurisdiction.
Pastor Quick’s main focus was empowering families to be all they can be to the glory of God. Elder Quick’s favorite scripture was Psalm 119:165.
Elder Quick was pastor of the Good News Church of God in Christ for 39 years. He married to Mary Helen (Fortune) Quick and they have two adult sons, Elder James, Jr. and Joseph Quick.
On Monday, December 11, 2011 around 5:30 am, the Lord said, James, you have done what I commanded you to do, you have completed your assigned tasks, come on home and receive your reward. Pastor James Henderson Quick, Sr. transitioned from earth to glory and he is dancing with those who have gone on before him.
Mother Mary Helen Quick
Founding First Lady
Mother Mary Helen Quick was born in Mississippi. She was saved at an early age and committed her life to the Lord. She became the bride of Elder James H. Quick Sr. in 1961. They have two wonderful sons, James Jr. and Joseph. Mother Quick is educated and a retired school teacher. She taught for 31 years.
When her husband, Elder Quick, Sr., told her that the Lord told him to open a church, she followed him as he followed Christ. She supported the vison God gave him through her labor and sacrifice, including financially. She often says that Pastor Quick was her favorite preacher!
Mother Quick has served in several capacities in the church including being a member of the Hymnal Choir, the Mother’s Board, Building Committee, Sanctions Committee, being a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Young Women’s Christian Council (YWCC) for the Ohio North First Jurisdiction, and the Founding First Lady of Good News Church. Mother Quick believes in holiness and living right.
Her greatest joys is living and enjoying a victorious life in Christ. Mother Quick once stated that one of the advantages of being a pastor’s wife is “being able to encourage people to be saved and walk daily in God’s Word”.
For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. - Romans 14:17
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he mediate day and night. – Psalm 1:1-2