Creative & Worship Pastor
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Favorite food: chocolate chip cookies
Favorite childhood memory: shelling peas with my grandma
Favorite board game:  There’s a reason they’re called “bored” games
Favorite Youtube video: Carpool Karaoke
Favorite sports team: CMS Eagles
Favorite Starbucks drink: Grande pumpkin spice latte nonfat light whip
Lead Pastor 
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As the founder and lead pastor of Encounter, Pastor James preaches about Jesus in a real-life way. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Deidre, and their three girls, Emily, Mikayla, and Mariah. In his spare time, wait, he has none…
Favorite food: Spaghetti and meatballs
Favorite movie/tv show: Anything Marvel and Star Wars
Favorite ice cream: Moose tracks. Just because I like the name
Favorite sports team: Florida Gators
Life motto/quote: “What’s next?”
Favorite Fun fact about me: My 34th great-grandfather is Charlemagne Charles Carolingien of the Holy Roman Empire