And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13
After many months of praying fervently that God would graciously provide a pastor for our church, we are excited to announce that He has called Brian St. James to join us in ministry as Pastor/Teaching Elder at Remembrance Community Church.
Brian, his wife Caitlin, and their daughter Lydia currently live in Lilburn, GA. He has served as Associate Pastor at South Gwinnett Baptist Church since 2019 and is a licensed SBC Pastor. He has also been a high school Bible teacher and Head Wrestling Coach for the past four years at Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners.
After attending Centennial High School in Roswell, Brian graduated from Binghamton University in NY and received a Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He is presently working on his Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. As a college wrestler, Brian founded a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Binghamton. He has continued his involvement in FCA as a wrestling camp instructor, counselor, and speaker.
Caitlin met Brian while in seminary where she also earned an MDiv degree. They were married in 2014 and were blessed with a child two years ago. After Lydia was born, Caitlin committed to staying home to focus on her daughter and actively support her husband in his calling to pastor a church. She has a passion for family and children's ministry and will be a gifted member of our church body.
Brian will begin preaching weekly at Remembrance on January 17th and will relocate to Madison in May after he completes his school teaching commitment. As our full-time pastor, Brian and his family will reside in the parsonage on the church property.
We will conduct a special service on February 7th to ordain Brian as a Pastor/Teaching Elder of our church. The service will be held at 1:30 pm in the sanctuary after a fellowship lunch to celebrate the beginning of this new chapter in our church life.
We praise God and thank Him for bringing Brian and Caitlin into our fellowship for ministry and life.