James was born and raised in Long Island NY and moved to Wilmington, NC to attend college at UNCW. It was during his senior year of college that James was confronted with the realization that he was a sinner in need of a Savior. At the age of 26 James gave his life over to Jesus and has been serving to build the Kingdom ever since. In 2008 he married his bride, Wendy, and they now have 3 beautiful children living on mission with them.
James previously served for several years as Worship Leader at Crossway Chapel of Wilmington before graduating from Pastor's Leadership Institute. He then went on to serve as one of the pastors at Crossway. As a native New Yorker, James has been praying for several years that the gospel would spread throughout the North East. In 2015 a family from Crossway Chapel moved back to Upstate NY to help share Jesus with their family. It wasn't long before the makings of a house church started to develop. In 2016 James and Matt Moorehead (co-pastor) made the trek from NC to NY to see what God was doing and to see if a sister church in the Crossway Network could be a reality. With much prayer, the counsel of many, and the blessing of his family, James was deeply compelled to answer that call to move to Upstate NY! In the spring of 2017, Crossway Chapel Wilmington, sent James and his family to Upstate NY as Lead Pastor of Parkview Community Church.
When James has free time, he likes to spend it reading, hiking with friends and family, "treasure collecting" with his wife and playing just about anything with his kids.