Pastors James and Rebekah met in Williamsburg, KY while James was attending the University of the Cumberlands, which is close to Rebekah’s hometown. After becoming very good friends for several years, they fell in love while on a mission trip together in Jamaica. Rebekah is a Campbell County native and they moved back to Jacksboro when she began teaching in the Campbell County school system.
They have always had a desire to see God transform this wonderful place they call home. In 2014, after eleven years of being in ministry through many facets including youth ministry, pastoring, and leadership, God birthed a mission and vision that they had to follow. The Harbor has become not just a church, but a family. They are so thankful for a wonderful group of people to serve God with each week. When you walk through the doors, you feel it. You know you’re in a place where you can find help, hope, and home.
Pastors James and Rebekah continue to reside in Jacksboro with their precious daughter, Emerson, who is their pride and joy. Now, they both devote their time to helping people find hope in Christ through the ministries of The Harbor.