Since 1988 CitySquare has been at the forefront of vital issues and concerns of the community in which we live and work.
From its beginning as Central Dallas Food Pantry, CitySquare has grown to be one of the largest, most effective social services organizations in Texas, serving more than 50,000 unduplicated neighbors each year through 14 different initiatives.
About Rev. Larry James
“Nobody fights poverty more effectively than Larry James. To bring his level of leadership and match it with our resources, we think we will forge an unbelievable team. Together, we are absolutely going to make a difference in the city of Dallas,” -- Rev. Rasmussen
Larry James has provided executive leadership since joining CitySquare in 1994.
Known in the Dallas faith, business and media communities as a social entrepreneur and committed servant to the people of East and South Dallas, Larry came to CitySquare after serving 14 years as senior minister with the Richardson East Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas.
He is a graduate of Harding University (BA 1972), Harding University Graduate School of Religion (MA 1973), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv 1977) and Tulane University (MA—American History 1986). His first full-length book, The Wealth of the Poor, was published by Leafwood Publishers in 2013.
Larry spent eight months in 1998 as executive director for the Greater Dallas Community of Churches but returned to CitySquare with a renewed clarity that his place was with the people of Dallas’ inner-city community. Larry and wife, Brenda, have made their home in the inner city since January 1999.
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