Brian St. James, Pastor

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


Brian 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 their daughter, Lydia, two years ago.  They are expecting their second daughter in October 2021.  Caitlin has a passion for family and children's ministry and is a gifted member of our church body.

elders and deacons


  • elders

    Bruce Blank

    Scott Boyd

    Keith Harris

    Darryl Pittman

    Brian St. James


  • deacons

    Luke Fincher

    Matt Frick

    Kris Harris

    Bud Sloane

    Steve Woodruff