Pastor Mark James

Pastor Mark James

Pastor Mark came back home to South Carolina to be the Senior Pastor of Pickens View in January 2016. He comes to us with a heart for loving people for who they are,  and teaching them about walking with God.  His preaching is practical and heartfelt. It will help you apply The Bible to your everyday life. He teaches ways to express God’s love and care to our community and our world.


Born and raised in the Piedmont Region, Pastor Mark is proud to be a South Carolinian.  He trained for ministry at Kentucky Mountain Bible College and Southern Wesleyan University.  He has continued his education through reading, interacting with other pastors, attending trainings and seminars as well as pastoring churches for over 40 years. He has led growing churches in the Carolinas as well as Florida, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

He is married to Anna and they enjoy working side by side in Christian ministry. He is the father of Ben James (wife, Betsy) and Joy Bradley (husband, Drew) and is “Papa” to 5 grandchildren.  He loves family, and enjoys black coffee, college football, motorcycles and keeping up with the real estate market.


Assistant Pastor
Pastor Paul Service