Born and raised in Clearwater, Florida; James was blessed to be born into a Christian family, receiving Christ as Savior at the age of 7. He went to Flagler College initially to become a business lawyer. God had another plan calling him into full-time ministry. After graduating from Flagler, James married his life-long friend Jenni and moved to North Carolina to go to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. During this time, he served as an intern for CBC. After graduating from Southeastern, he joined the staff as Minister of Education where he has served since 2005.
James also serves as the Judgement House© Director at CBC as well as a National Leader and Trainer for other churches. He has written Judgement House© scripts and scripts for various drama productions. James and Jenni have 3 children: Logan, Megan and Gavin.