Lead GO! Pastor
James was born in Bronx, NY, grew up in the D.C. area and attended Eastern Nazarene College, on the South Shore of Boston where he earned his BA in communication arts with a concentration in religion. He is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene with a passion to equip believers to reach their world by living out a radical, 24/7 commitment to Christ.
James has served in a variety of ministerial roles during the past 25 years. He has been the Family & Youth Pastor at Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene in York, PA; the Director of Admissions at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) in Quincy, MA; and the Executive Pastor at the Salem Fields Community Church in Fredericksburg, VA. As the Lead GO! Pastor at Calvary, James leads the church in fulfilling God's mission to GO!—Elevate the Lord, Engage the World, Embrace the Church and Enlarge their Faith.
In addition to his ministry at Calvary, James travels the world speaking at retreats, seminars and conferences. However, James would tell you that his greatest achievement was winning the heart of the love of his life and wife, Rose. Together they are blessed to be the parents of two awesome children, Jasmine and Jae.
Director of Life Groups- Frannie Bell
Director of Outreach- Morgan Brown
Directors of Global Missons- Rema Needels, Tom Rose
Director of Children's Ministry- Tom Rose
Events Team Leads- Lyssa Michels, Bunni Cooper
Prayer Team Leads- Doreen Trammell, Trudy Poole
Helping Hands Team Lead- Linda Adkins
Church Board Members
Rema Needels (Nazarene Missions International)
Doreen Trammell (Secretary)