James grew up in Brandon, where his parents, sister, and brother also reside. A graduate of Mississippi College with a degree in Christian Studies, he has followed God’s calling to student ministry for 15 years. James answered the call to serve as the student minister at Grace Baptist Church in the Summer of 2018. His desire is to share the love of Jesus to students and guide them to a deeper relationship with God. He is married to his wife, JoAnna, and have three children.