A native of Asheville, James graduated from N.C. State University in 1992 with a B.A. in Psychology. In addition to full-time pastoral ministry, James' vocational experience has included starting, owning, and operating successful construction and printing businesses. James has a deep love for the family and a passion to see believers grow in their love for the Gospel, especially in the context of cross-generational discipleship. He and his wife Kelli have been married for 24 years and have together raised their six children whose ages range from
8 to 22.