James was born and raised in Minersville, PA. He moved to the area after graduating from Penn College of Technology. He met his wife Julie at the Hershey Free Church where they were part of the same worship team. He and his wife have five children. They live in the Hershey/Hummelstown area. He is a Sr. Process Engineer for a local computer component manufacturer. In his free time, he enjoys music, playing his guitar, hunting, fishing, going to the hunting camp, football, and times with the family.
James comes to us after 20+ years of worship ministry at the Hershey Free Church. James has always had a love and gift for music. He plays guitar and sings. He received his Bachelors degree in Bible/Ministry from Lancaster Bible College in 2010. He has a deep desire to use his God given gifts and worship ministry experience to lead the “church” in worshiping the one true God in spirit and in truth.
James views the following passage as an all encompassing outlook on life; "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” -Philippians 4:4–8 NIV.
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