James is a published composer and arranger with music featured in the catalogs of Alfred Music, Hal Leonard, Lorenz, and others. With hundreds of titles in print, his music is enjoyed by church choirs and instrumentalists throughout the world. James’ writing style has been characterized as “right down the middle,” just the right level of difficulty to provide a feeling of accomplishment, but also simple enough to enable those ministering to be able to sing or play from their heart. This is how James ministers–from the heart–and it is his desire to help others do the same.
James placed his faith in Jesus Christ at a young age and has always had a strong desire to use his abilities in music for the church. Through the kindness of gifted mentors at various points throughout his life, James was able to gain experience by singing in the choir, playing for church services, and writing and arranging church music. In college James was able to further grow in his skills, especially enjoying classes offered that taught him hymn playing, choral composition and arranging, and orchestration. This opened doors and led him to more opportunities to use his skills to serve the church. James enjoyed a twenty-year career in church music ministry, most recently as a Worship Pastor at a church in Macon, GA.
In addition to the music James offers on this website, he is presently involved with some new and exciting endeavors! Check out Unlimited Graphic Design, a subscription service for churches and organizations that have a consistent need for custom graphic design. Worship Weekends are an opportunity to bring James to your church and work with your choir for the weekend, typically culminating in a concert on Sunday. Contact him today for more information.
James lives with his loving wife, Beth, and their four children (Michael, Katelyn, Daniel, and Jacob), in Warner Robins, GA. They enjoy family vacations, card and table games, and a good family movie.