James A. Berry III, affectionately known as “Pastor B"; is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Gathering at Zoë. Pastor B is a Fayetteville native who has a passion for the word of God and the success of his people. “My goal is to teach God’s word from a meta-cognitive approach. We accomplish this through practical teachings that will challenge the believers' way of thinking, ultimately taking their life to the next level.” - Pastor B.
Pastor B’s ministry began in August of 2003. Since then, he has become well known for two distinct qualities. His comedic yet, "down to earth" teaching style and his extensive knowledge of Biblical Typology. The members of TGZ often describe Pastor B's leadership as that of a coach, father, and/or teacher. It is often said that he has a way of turning every moment into a learning opportunity. In his fifteen years of ministry, Pastor B has impacted thousands by simply teaching the word.
“Ministry, in this day and age; is tough. The battle itself is different, however; that doesn't change the war. Every time I get up and approach that podium I know that I am privileged to teach and equip God’s people with his word. It is that word that will carry them into the victory they desire. That is why I LOVE leading God’s people”. -Pastor B.