James oversees the youth ministry of the church including Sunday Night Youth Fellowship, Confirmation, retreats, conferences, and mission trips.
He regularly assists in worship leadership on Sunday mornings, leads Kindergarten Chapel, and serves as the Dinner Dean for Kirk Club. He participates on both the Christian Education and Evangelism Committees and leads a weekly Bible study at Mason Prep School.
Originally from Lexington, South Carolina, James completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2003, James explored his call to ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. In 2006 he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor at First (Scots) Presbyterian. In 2017 he received a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
James enjoys spending time with his wife, Kate, and their son, Barnes. If they aren't watching House Hunters on television or taking their dog Stabler Reed for a walk, you might find James playing golf at the Muni or rocking out on the guitar.