The Fountain Of Life Tabernacle was built and pastored by Rev. James E Banks
until his death in 1995. His wife Rev. Anneitta Banks has pastored the church
|Album photo for "It's Prayer Time"
|Sister Banks circa 2002
Anneitta E. (Holliman) Banks was born February 18, 1928 in Gulfport Mississippi. She was the
last of twelve children born to John and Meccolena Holliman. Early in life, at
about six or seven she began to sing and play the guitar. This would later
become one of her greatest ministries.
"Anna" began to feel the call of God in her twenties. She would go to the local
prison and local rest homes and sing and minister. She became popular as a local
gospel singer. For several years she had her own program on Sundays with a local
radio station. She also made public appearances that put her among very famous
people, but Jesus was her calling and her life.
In 1959 she married Rev. James E. Banks and in 1966 God spoke to Brother Banks to
"go to the highway and build for God a house". The hand of God was mighty upon
them and they worked and ministered together and completed this great commission
In 1993 Brother Banks became ill and Sister Banks ministered continually to his
needs. In late 1994 Sister Banks was by his bedside when God spoke to him that
it would be necessary to set her in as the pastor of the church. He laid his
frail hand upon her head and did so. In January of 1995 Brother Banks went on to
be with Jesus. Sister Banks has pastored this work on the highway ever since.
She would invite you to come and witness for yourself the great calling of God.