James married the love of his life, Leslie, in 1999. They have 3 children Kaiden, Annabelle and Addison. He loves learning & received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary & SBTS in Louisville, KY. He's served in full-time ministry since 2012. Prior to that he worked for 5 years as a Tech Lead developing software with Accenture while ministering bi-vocationally. He loves helping people find the purpose God has for their lives, homes, relationships, career and in the world. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, snow skiing and going to the lake in the summer.
Leslie graduated in 1999 studying Education and Discipleship. She taught in public schools for several years as well as Classic Conversations. Leslie loves ministering to women in community events through Pure Joy Ministries; speaking at churches; writing through Deeperstill.net; and hopes to release her first book soon titled, 'Fear Not'.
What if I enjoyed my time and would like to learn more about the church? If you had a great experience we would love for you to stick around and attend Next Steps in The River Room directly following the service.
We offer free lunch and childcare for people to attend a 45 minute class to: learn about the vision, take a personality and spiritual gifts assessment, hear opportunities to use your gifts, and meet the pastors and leaders. You can simply attend after service by showing up or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Attend Next Steps: Turbo where all 3 sessions are completed in one evening. Check the Events tab for a schedule.
We want you to feel comfortable as you make your way into the service. We do not have a current formal mask policy and are simply encouraging people to stay in step with the current mask ordinances.
There is plenty of great parking at The OC. You'll find people under a welcome tent if the weather is nice that can answer questions. During our colder months come on into the lobby to find people ready to assist. There is a large open lobby where you can meet people, grab a cup of coffee, catch up with friends, or simply pass through unnoticed if desired.
We pride ourselves in creating a fun clean safe environment for our children to learn how to have a dynamic walk with God. Our children are the most important people in our lives. Impact's priority is taking excellent care of them so that parents can move into the service distraction free so they can be renewed in their walk with God.
Every parent deserves to feel the confidence of their children being well taken care of so they can focus on the Lord and be rejuvenated to lead their family well throughout the week.
Our Kids Ministry is using a curriculum called Believe. Once your child is checked in they won't be dismissed by anyone until you arrive again with your secured sticker. Upon arrival your kids will enjoy directed games where they will meet other children their age. There will be singing and exciting worship. There will be a bible study after the worship. Your kids will finish by answering questions about the story and play a game or craft to drive home the lesson.
Each Sunday morning we transform the gym in to a sanctuary for our Sunday service. We like to call it the sanctinasium. You'll find people arriving as early as 9:30a in order to greet friends and catch up from the week. Some pray together while others chat and strengthen friendships.
The service begins at 10a, with a song. Then, a welcome from one of our members followed by an invitation to pray with someone at the front if desired. There are a few more songs before someone shares upcoming opportunities to plug into. Announcements are followed by a 25-30min encouraging Message from Scripture. As a guest, you can come knowing no one will single you out to do anything uncomfortable at any point.