About James Koerts

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James is a composer and arranger with music published by Alfred Music, Hal Leonard, Lorenz, and others. You can view his published works here. He also self-publishes music on his own website. 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. James desires to minister with heartfelt music, and he hopes 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. He was fortunate to be involved in the music at his local church in upstate New York while growing up. At Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, James was able to further grow his skills in hymn playing, choral composition and arranging, and orchestration. James enjoyed a twenty-year career in church music ministry, most recently as a worship pastor at a church in Macon, GA.

Other Work

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. James is available for choral clinics, worship concerts, and worship weekends. Contact him today for more information.


James lives with his loving wife, Beth, their four children (Michael, Katelyn, Daniel, and Jacob), a golden retriever, and two cats in Warner Robins, GA. James is an avid reader, and also enjoys good British drama TV. Their family enjoys summer vacations, card games, family movies, and all manner of travel sports that the kids are involved in.