James and his wife, Cynthia, served with Cru for 19 years, including eight years at Howard University.
James currently serves as the executive vice president of organizational relations for the Triangle Area YMCA in North Carolina and as the senior pastor of Christ our King Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2009, he received the Cameron Award for Writing Excellence in recognition of an article he wrote in the Association of YMCA Professionals journal, Perspective Magazine.
James teaches a class on social justice and race at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also served as a consultant for several organizations concerned with diversity and community in the marketplace.
James has been married to Cynthia for 32 wonderful years, and they have three children: Christa, Alexis and Justin.