Pastor James

James is a long time native of Rayville, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA majoring in Kinesiology. He is currently finishing a Masters of Divinity through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

“I came to know the Lord when I was seven years old. I tell people that is when Christ captured my heart. From that point on, my heart has been to love Christ and to serve Him with all that I am. At the age of thirteen, I experienced God’s call on my life to serve Him in full time ministry. I know without a doubt, God has called me to be His mouthpiece. Ever since that time, I have been passionate about teaching and preaching God’s Word. I strive to please Him in everything that I do. I am married to a beautiful and godly woman, Kirstyn Doughty. She is my better half and is a joy and blessing to anyone that she encounters. We recently became parents to our daughter, Piper. Our prayer is that God would be honored in our lives and in the life of FBC Monroe as we seek God’s will together.”