James grew up in Laurens, SC; and, after running hard from God in his teens, ran right into His grace, love, and forgiveness. He later attended Anderson University where he received a BA in Psychology and met his wife, Amy. They have two amazing children, Erin and Jonathan. James went on to receive a M.A. degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He works full time as the manager of an adolescent drug treatment facility, is an adjunct professor, and is also the director of a local non-profit organization, Family Excellence, Inc. His passion is to see the broken healed and made whole in Christ. He was ordained as a pastor at Connection Fellowship in 2013 and has a great love of preaching the gospel of Christ!