James was first elected to the United States Congress on November 2nd, 2010. Before being elected, James directed the Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009. Falls Creek is the largest Christian camp in the nation. While James directed Falls Creek, the camp experienced the greatest growth in its nearly 100 year history. In this capacity, James served people with his real-world leadership and business experience. James has also coordinated mission and community service projects in Belize, Malawi, England, Wales, and Germany as well as many areas of Oklahoma. He has spent his life training and challenging the next generation of leaders.
James is a member of the Heritage Foundation, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Deer Creek Chamber of Commerce, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the NRA. He has been an active proponent in the pro-life and abstinence education conversation in Oklahoma.
Raised in Dallas, Texas, James attended high school in Garland before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (Speech and History) at the University of Texas. He then attended Southwestern Seminary and received a masterï¿½s degree in Divinity (Theology). After graduating with his masterï¿½s degree, James moved to Edmond to serve with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and quickly became the Director of Falls Creek.
James has been married to his wife Cindy for 18 years. Together, they have two daughters: Hannah (14) and Jordan (10). James enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading.