Father James is a character in Mafia III.

"If all you ever look for is evil, it's all you're ever going to see."
Father James


Father James Ballard is a spiritual adviser and adoptive uncle to Lincoln Clay. He rescues Lincoln from the attack by the Marcano Crime Family and looks after him while he recovers.


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Lincoln and Father James have a talk

Father James served in WWII as a medic in the Third Platoon, Company C, of the 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion. After the war he spent a few months working odd jobs before attending seminary. After graduation, Bishop Jenkins sent him to work at Saint Michelle's Orphanage, where he met Lincoln Clay. When the orphanage closed in 1958, he was appointed to the Saint Jerome's Catholic Church, where he stayed until he retired in 2002.


Mafia III

Sign of the Times


  • Father James owns a Berkley Executive.
  • Any previous conversation mission for Father James will be permanently deleted when a new one is added.


  • Father James, present day (2016)
  • Young James Ballard as a medic in WWII
  • Father James, Delray Hollow 2016
  • Father James watching over Lincoln
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