Collins, James an English Methodist minister, was born in Devon, England, February 20, 1841. He was converted in early life. While yet young, he removed to Canada, and settled in the Pickering mission, where he became a local preacher among the Bible Christians, and was recommended to the conference of 1867. He labored on the Hampton, Cobourg, Hungerford, Wiarton, Lindsay, Fenelon, and Berrytown stations. He died March 6, 1875. He was a diligent student, an earnest preacher, a man of unquestioned piety, and a successful minister of the gospels. See Minutes of the Conference, 1875.