James Upchurch

James came to Christ on January 16, 2011 when he realized the bankruptcy of his soul.  He knew he was lost without direction, and had no hope for his future.  His initial commitment to Jesus was more or less a surrender to what he had been told regarding Jesus and at that time he told the Lord, "If you are real then I will give You are real try, a real effort for two weeks."  James says,  "The results of that doubtful, but sincere surrender was that He has never let me down!  Psalm 34:8: Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good: Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."

He has been a member of LRBC since January, 2011.

Favorite Scripture:  2 Timothy 1:12 "and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day."

Favorite Bible Character:  It varies, but right now it is Jacob.  I can relate to God's grace in Jacob's failure.

Favorite Bible Story:  The REAL Lord's prayer, found in John 17.

James is married to his wife Nancy, and together they have 2 daughters, 2 songs, 2 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, and 1 great grandson.  His hobbies are reading, studying, fishing and gardening.  He is currently retired by was a carpenter and construction worker.