Pastor: Johne Locke or (704) 530-9969

Administrator: Michelle Dix or (910) 484-8052

Music Director: Currently Vacant

Nursery Leader: Rosa Bullard

Church office: (910) 484-8052  

Pastor John Locke was called to be pastor of St. James in August of 2014. Pastor John grew up in Catawba County NC and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1977. After 20 years working in the family business, he followed God’s call to seminary and attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia SC, graduating and being ordained in 2005.

 He enjoys music, drama, sports, and spending time with family. He is married to Anna Lisa Johannessen, and together they have five adult children and two wonderful grandchildren (Quinlyn, age 3 ½, and Emory, age 2). He enjoys music, drama, sports, and spending time with his family. 

A favorite Bible verse is Matthew 22:37-39

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (NIV)

Pastor John comes to St. James with a desire to preach, teach and “walk with”.