James and his family moved to Orange in the spring of 2019 to serve alongside outreach ministries in El Modena and assist Spanish language ministries that are connected to the church. He married Rebekah (formerly Holbrook) in 2010 and they have 5 boys. He attended Philadelphia Biblical University (B.S. Biblical Studies; B.S. Secondary Education Social Studies) and Cabrini University (M Ed.) and taught history in the Public Schools in Philadelphia for 6 years before entering full time ministry. He and his wife served as missionaries of Grace Church for 2 years in the Dominican Republic overseeing a children’s home with Kids Alive International and for 3 years at Urban Hope in Philadelphia overseeing ministry teams and training. He currently attends the Masters Seminary and enjoys playing music, running, and backyard games with his boys. Having a heart for missions, James loves to see the body of Christ unite across cultural divides and looks forward to worshiping together in heaven with every tribe and tongue as one.