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Pastor James Lair
Position: Senior Pastor
Email: jlair@bakersfieldfirst.com


James has served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years and in senior pastor roles for over 12 years.  He is currently working on his Master of Divinity degree with The King’s Seminary.  James enjoys weaving humor and personal stories into his preaching to make the eternal truths of God’s Word practical and memorable.

 
James and Jolene have been married over 25 years and have four children. They are the “J” family – James, Jolene, Josiah, Jennaya, Jessica, and Jayden. James loves almost all sports, especially football. His hobbies include fishing, mountain biking, reading, and playing music—but not all at the same time! (Oh, and he once caught a fish, THIS BIG!)

 

 



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