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James grew up in Salt Lake City until his family moved to the Seattle area as a teenager. He was actively involved in church and missions throughout his teen years and as a college student James felt the Lord’s call to full-time ministry. After completing a degree in History from the University of Washington, James enrolled at The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles for pastoral training where he earned an Masters in Divinity.
James served as the pastor of student ministries at a Seattle area church for six years before becoming the senior pastor of Ahtanum Pioneer Church in Yakima, Washington in 2014 where he continues to minister.
He has a special love for the international body of Christ and has been blessed with opportunities to preach in India, Canada, South Africa, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.
He and his wife LeAnne have been married 13 years and have six children.