James is the Lead Pastor at EastLake Church, a growing network of churches founded in Chula Vista California, which includes several locations in Southern California, Salt Lake City, and Tijuana, Mexico. James is also a catalyst leader of the San Diego Church Plant Movement. He has worked in full-time local church ministry for 24 years, with the last 17 spent on staff at EastLake Church. James has served in many roles and ministries during his time at ELC, including kids & students, spiritual formation and group life, executive leadership and teaching, and now Lead Pastor.

James and his wife Rebecca have been married for 22 years and have 3 children of their own and have also served as foster parents for a few amazing children.


PRE-CONFERENCE EQUIPPING LAB: Kingdom Collaboration for Church Planting in San Diego (and Your City) — Hosted by San Diego Church Plant Movement
A vision was cast in 2013 to see 10 new churches planted in San Diego within 10 years. In early 2020, 8 of those 10 churches will have been planted in just 7 years! How did that happen? Are there any lessons to be gleaned from the early stages of this Kingdom collaborative movement that can be applied in your respective context? In this Equippiing Lab, co-catalysts from the San Diego Church Planting Movement will share their journey and insights thus far as they continue to pioneer forward in asking God to change the spiritual landscape of San Diego through church planting.
Day / Time: Wednesday 9:00am – 11:30am
Location: Kids 456

MAIN SESSION 5: Made to WIN More
The enemy will do everything possible to thwart God's plan for more mobilization as described in Ephesians. But in Christ, we are called to win this battle. To do so, we much consecrate ourselves for Jesus and his mission. Individually, the enemy will attempt to hinder God's fullness in us. Corporately, when Paul speaks of "principalities and powers," it is another way of saying systems of oppression, influenced by the demonic. But, the good news is we are made to "WIN" this battle and are commissioned for "MORE!"
Time: Thursday at 11:00am
Location: East Auditorium

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