Meet the Pastor
Don James served the Oregon Conference for eighteen years as pastor in the around the Portland area. During his last three years of pastoral ministry, he focused on discipleship and small groups, resulting in doubling church attendance, and retaining 98% of new converts.
From 1990 - 2017 Elder James taught the concepts of successful discipleship and small groups at the theological Seminary at Andrews University and led out in a training center called “The Passage” for students who wanted to experience what was being taught in the classroom. Dr. James has taught Discipleship Groups, Evangelism, Equipping Disciples, and Church Planting Techniques and has written an Adventist Equipping System, Bible Study Lessons, and several sets of small group lessons on different books of the Bible.
After 45 years of pastoral/teaching ministry Elder James has retired and moved to Central Point, Oregon, where he and his wife will continue ministry as the Lord opens the way. He currently serves as Pastor of the Valley View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Medford, and the Ashland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ashland.