James was born and raised in Wichita Falls, TX. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Masters in Biblical Counseling. He and his wife, Jessica, graduated in the Fall of 2017 and got married in February 2018. James has worked in Children’s ministry for over twenty years, including with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for about seven years. James and Jess have a two-year-old daughter, Ruby, and are expecting a baby boy in October 2023. James loves writings from Charles Spurgeon and the daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. He considers himself a comic book geek who will talk your ear off discussing Marvel, Star Wars, Star Trek… all the cool stuff. He also enjoys cooking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and is starting to dabble a little bit in woodworking. James always says that he has the best job in the world teaching kids about Jesus.