James Faris is a pastor of the Second Reformed Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, where he has served since 2011. He was raised in a covenant home with the rich heritage and daily blessing of godly parents and grandparents who imparted their lives to him. He was discipled through his high school and college years by Barry York and Dave Long. After graduating from Purdue University, he worked for three years in the automotive industry, and then attended the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, graduating in 2003.
James served as an associate pastor of the Second Reformed Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis for three years, and then served as pastor of the Southfield, Michigan Reformed Presbyterian Church for four years before returning to Indianapolis.
For the record, most of what James knows, he learned from his fellow authors. As a teenager he was pastored by Barry York, he was taught by C.J.
Williams in seminary, his family shared a duplex with Jared and Lisa Olivetti in seminary, and he co-pastored with Michael LeFebvre on the staff of Second RPC in 2006. If only he could have his mail (including all the boxes of books) delivered by Austin Brown!
James and Elizabeth were married in 1998 and are blessed with six children and a very active household.