2003-2007 James Hayes
Mr. Hayes was born in Sacramento, California in 1946. He came to Fairbanks in 1955. Mr. Hayes graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks in 1965 and the University of Alaska in 1970. He has a B.A. in Education, with minors in Sociology and Psychology.
He was mayor of the City of Fairbanks from 1992-2001, former public school teacher and member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board. He served on the Fairbanks Cit Council from 1987-1992.
Licensed and ordained Minister in 1984, Elder Hayes has been the pastor of the Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ since June 1997. He is a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, a member of the Executive Board of Ordination, State of Alaska Churches of God in Christ.