6 Realm Prospectus James Westbrook Planter James accepted his calling to the Pastorate and church planting while in college, and has been assisting established churches and church plants in various capacities throughout the United States in fulfilling the Great Commission. He has been Southern Baptist and preaching for over 10 years, and pastoring for almost 5 years. James is currently at his sending church in Louisville, KY, working as a Church Planting Apprentice and planning to move to the Bay Area in the summer of 2018. James has an MTS degree from Gateway Seminary, and a Bachelor’s degree in History/Religious Studies from Missouri Baptist University. James has also studied under Pastor Mark Dever as a Pastoral Intern at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and he also studied and worked at Southern Seminary as a Fellow prior to moving to the Bay Area in California to work as a Recruiting Manager. James has preached and given presentations in small, medium, and large multiethnic and multigenerational congregations, and companies nationally and internationally. Some of James’ additional skills include arts & painting, entrepreneurship, and leading organizational growth. James has a passion for teaching and preaching the Gospel especially in urban areas, and both he and his wife have a special heart for reaching the lost and the Nations in Oakland, CA. James' wife Desireé spent her formative yeas in Southern California. She is a Paralegal by trade, has a graduate degree in Counseling, and a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication (with an emphasis in Journalism and Media). She enjoys discipling women and using her gifts to serve the Body of Christ. James and Desiree’ have two children, Amara and Justus whom they love dearly and are raising to love God, love people and live on mission.
Realm Prospectus 7 Support Team Jamaal Williams Lead Pastor of Sojourn Mid-Town Jamaal is a proven pastor of pastors and a rising leader with years of pastoral and multi-cultural experience Areas of Focus Jamaal is responsible for overseeing my pastoral development and resources: § Pastoral Development § Ministry Growth John Barnett Executive Director at Refuge Louisville John is a proven innovative leader with 20 + years of expertise in international missions, international business and social enterprises. Areas of Focus John Barnett is responsible for the development of local refugees and international missions including: § Strategy § International Missions § Discipleship Leadership Board of Directors Will Be Designed To Do The Following: • Shepherding-Leadership, pastoral duties and functions. • Missions- Contextualized ministry & Sending (i.e., college ministry; international missions; special projects; • Finance- Financial projections and annual budgets. • Organization and Operations- Low organization systems and methods helpful in startup phase. Simple to complex model planning. Current Organizational Partners Sojourn- Louisville, KY Sojourn-St. Matthews, KY Seed To Oaks- Louisville, KY The Journey Church- St. Louis, MO