A native of Oregon, the Reverend David James comes to Central Christian Church from the San Francisco Bay area of California where he has lived for the past 18 years. Ordained into ministry in 1990, he has served churches in Kentucky, Iowa, and California, and now Montana. He is the father of two children, Isaac and Hannah, and the grandfather of one, Elijah. His children both live in California. His two brothers live in Oregon, and his sister lives in Tennessee.
He has traveled broadly, serving for a short time as a Global Ministries missionary in Southern Africa. He has lived in Brazil, Mozambique, and Lesotho. He has also lived in Mexico and is certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He has a deep love for history and has studied the history of Christian spirituality in depth. He has written about the early Christian mystic, St. John of the Cross.
David is a graduate of Northwest Christian University, received his Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in History from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California.
He is an avid movie fan, loves hiking, crossword puzzles, and board games.