James is a native of eastern Oklahoma. He spent his first 10 years in Talihina and graduated from Henryetta High School. He met his wife Hilary while attending OSU in Stillwater, where he earned a degree in American History.
James traces his Methodist heritage back to his great great grandfather who served as a “circuit rider” in Indian Territory. James got his MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas. He has served five different churches in North Texas and Oklahoma.
James and Hilary have two young children, so his hobbies include drawing with crayons, singing the wrong words to pop songs and circling the living room at 2am. Sometimes he still gets to play his guitars. Their family spends as much time as possible outdoors – distance running, camping, playing in the park or doing sidewalk chalk.
He uses facebook like a pastor, twitter like a person, and instagram like a dad. You’re welcome to follow.