James is the Minister to Sr. Adults and Pastoral Care at 2BC, serving since June, 1997. He also ministers to the people at the Albert Pike Residence Hotel.
James has two sons, Ethan and Lane, who are adopted from Bolivia, and one granddaughter, Oceanna.
Born in Arkansas, James graduated from North Little Rock High in 1963. In 1968, he received a B.A. in Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1972. He did additional study in the Hebrew Old Testament in 1978 at New Orleans Baptist Seminary. The Doctor of Ministry degree was conferred upon him in 1988 at the Midwestern Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
James was the Assistant to the Pastor at FBC North Little Rock from 1973-74. He served as pastor of the following churches: Linwood BC, Moscow, AR, 1974-75; Runyan FBC, North Little Rock, 1975-78; Graves Memorial BC, North Little Rock, 1979-90; and Freeman Heights BC, Berryville, AR, 1990-92.
He enjoys following Razorback sports; visiting scenic nature settings and historic sites; watching movies that have redemptive value to them, such as: "To Kill a Mockingbird" (social injustice); Tim Burton's "Big Fish" (commitment in marriage); "Hoosiers" (inspirational with grace and forgiveness overtones); and his favorite funny, feel good Christmas movie, "Elf." Mostly, James enjoys good times with family and friends.