Pastor James was born and raised in Northern California in a home with his single mother and two older siblings. He first had an encounter with God while in High school and fully surrendered his life to Christ in 2012. With a heart to preach God’s word, he quit pursuing a career in Physical Therapy and attended William Jessup Bible College. There he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry and minored in Bible Theology. Pastor James has been serving and leading in youth ministry for almost 7 years and has a heart to see that generation transformed by the love of God. Pastor James joined the Chicago Tabernacle Staff in June of 2019.
While at William Jessup, Pastor James met his wife Chelsey. They were married in December of 2016 and now have two boys–Apollos and Ananias. Pastor James and his wife Chelsey hunger to see God impact youth culture in our city.
The Treehouse is a place for the youngest members of the kingdom! Infants through preschoolers will learn and grow through learning about the Bible, worship, and play—all while making friendships and having fun! Our goal is to raise up the next Spirit-filled generation that will change the world.