James was born and raised in Stockbridge, Georgia a southern suburb of Atlanta. He attended Valdosta State University with a Bachelor’s in Communications, where James was heavily involved in Campus Outreach. James has always had a heart for ministry and so right out of college he worked on staff at a few churches. After some time working for several years in youth ministry, he decided to pursue other opportunities in another passion of his, golf. Over the past 15 years, he has lived on the coast of Georgia on Saint Simons Island. There he worked in the golf industry partnering with clients like Augusta National, Sea Island, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, and TPC Sawgrass just to name a few. James also had the opportunity to spend some time traveling internationally to China and the Bahamas training locals about the game of golf.
James has served on the board, at their local church, The First Tee, and The Evans Scholarship Program. He has also traveled across the US making public speaking appearances on a variety of different topics from Leadership, Golf, and Ministry.
He is married to his wife, Haley. They have 2 children, Tucker and Finley, who are always keeping them on their toes. They love Atlanta Braves baseball, University of Georgia Football, going to theme parks, anything on the water, and hitting the links for a round of golf. As new residents of the Tampa area, James and his family are excited about serving NCF givers and the community.