James made profession of faith at the age of 5, but over the years had doubts about his salvation. After struggling for many years, at the age of 21, he settled those doubts and received Christ as his Savior. James attended Valley Baptist Christian School from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated from there in 2019. After graduation, he attended The Crown College of the Bible in Tennessee, for two years, where he studied Pastoral Ministries. His pastor, Pastor Ken Sparks, offered him a year internship position at Grace Baptist Church of Woodstock. He completed his internship in 2022 and upon his completion, he was hired as Assistant to the Pastor.