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Have you been told that you NEED 
to be in the choir??   Have you felt that 
being a choir member was something 
you really wanted to do sometime?
Main requirement: the desire to 
praise the Lord and the willingness 
to devote some time and energy into 
that desire.



Welcome to St. James’ website. I hope you will find what you need to know here and that you will be encouraged to join us in worship and service. As you see in our mission statement, worship and service as a community of faith are primary to who we are. Thankfully, these are not just words on a page. It is deep within our congregation’s DNA to worship and serve God.

From our inception in 1955 when our first members picked cotton from the very field out of which this church building would grow to our current members’ regular service at the local soup kitchen, ARCH Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity and through the many other intentional acts of love St. James provides, we follow our namesake in not just hearing the word, but also doing it. We are hands-on in ministry to God.

And as we live out the words of our faith, we understand the importance of knowing and being formed by those very same words. This happens in worship, Sunday School, children and youth programs, Bible studies, and Wednesday Night gatherings. You can find information about these and so much more on the website, but you can’t really know the great value of any of it until you’ve experienced it. Our prayer is that you will come and experience this and soon, helping us to love God and neighbor well.

Welcome to St. James. I hope to see you soon.
Chris Barrett, Pastor