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Associate Pastor Missions and Evangelism
Associate Pastor Ministries and Discipleship
Dr. Randy Lind
Interim Minister to Music and Worship
Associate Pastor Finance
Minister to Senior Adults
Director of Preschool Ministry
Interim Director of Children's Ministry
Minister to Young Adults
Minister to Students
James was raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia, but settled in Oklahoma via the U.S. Army. It was in Oklahoma that he accepted Christ and confirmed a call to full time vocational ministry. He met his wife (Brandi Anderson) at a BSU Bible study at Cameron University, and they were married on January 7, 1994. They are blessed with 4 children: Ansley, Chandler, Carly, and Warren.
After serving in the U.S. Army in Desert Storm and Shield, James went on to complete his B.A. at Cameron University, and then he attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages, and has completed the majority of the coursework toward a Doctor of Ministry in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. Since 1994, his ministry experience has ranged from pastor to church planter to missionary in Central Asia.
James' wife, Brandi, previously worked as a software engineer, but now gives her energies and priorities to being a homemaker. She home schools her four children, and in her spare time she writes and uses her master's degree in Women's Studies from Southeastern Seminary to minister to women. She has also published a book for missionary wives and mothers. James' children are Ansley (loves the piano and cooking), Chandler (likes sports and building things), Carly (loves the violin and drawing), and Warren (likes to entertain and play video games).
2 Timothy 2:2; Phillipians 3:14
Family activities, hunting, fix-it projects.
Biloxi, MS; Snellville, GA; Lawton, OK
Doctor of Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Expected 2012); Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; BA Communications, Cameron University
Barbeque (chopped brisket, maybe more of a memphis style), Alice Springs Chicken at Outback Steakhouse, Lobster, Crab-legs, My own steaks, low country boil (Shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, Polish sausage all cooked together), Lagman (lamb, peppers and onions, in a light tomato sause served over noodles), fajitas, or Chimichangas at Ted's Escondito, Leo's Barbecue (downtown OKC), Keezhma, (Pakistani dish), Jioa-zi (chinese dumplings), footlong chili-dogs with onions, green peppers, and jalapenos) and...anything Brandi makes...
Devotional reading: "Shadow of the Almighty," by Elliot, or Tozer's classic, "The Pursuit of God"; Productivity: "Getting things Done;" Allen. Theology: "Why I am Not an Arminian" by Peterson and Williams.
Atlanta Braves; Football: Atlanta Falcons; College: OU, Florida State Seminoles
One great marker in my life was when my fourth child was born. Growing up in a broken home (my parents divorced when I was five) I was left with a great sense of loss in my life. I can still remember holding my newborn son. I was one of four children from my father, and this was my fourth. I didn't have the luxury of having my family together as a child, but God showed me in that moment, that all that Satan had stolen from me was restored. I have had the opportunity to "be" the dad that I didn't have; my kids have the family I never had. It is a great testimony of what the Lord can do - He can restore the lost years, and bless beyond all we can think or imagine.