Pastor James has been involved in the Lord's work for many years. He served as a Deacon, Trustee, Church Administrator, Youth Choir Director and Men's Choir Director and is an Ordained Minister. Pastor James received a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from United Christian Ministry Institute and is an Evangelical Training Association approved teacher, qualified to teach all church ministry courses offered by ETA including the "Leadership in Church Ministries" Certificate Program. Pastor James is a charter member of the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) and a member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Pastor James also studied at Christian Bible College and Seminary's Doctor of Pastoral Ministry Program and is also a graduate of New York University where he received a B.S. degree from the NYU School of Education.