Ching, James an English Bible Christian minister, was born at Clovelly, Devon, January 15, 1803. He was converted at the age of seventeen, and eight months afterwards was appointed class-leader. In 1823 he was placed on the circuit plan as local preacher, and in 1829 was taken into the itinerant ministry. He continued to labor until 1864, when, through ill-health, he became superannuated. At missionary meetings he was an interesting and effective speaker. While Le labored in the Penzance Circuit the second time, above two hundred persons were brought to Christ. In 1853 he was president of the conference. He died November 2, 1873. See Minutes of the Conference, 1874.