Pastor Roger James


Rev. Roger and Amy James serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Philippines, where Roger serves as a theological educator at the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Training Center (LTS) in Baguio City. This institution is the seminary of LCMS’ sister church the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP) and welcomes students from other Lutheran churches in Asia. In his work at the seminary, Roger supplements the work of the Filipino faculty in raising up new pastors and helps to provide continuing education for current LCP pastors. 

Roger is from Twin Falls, Idaho. He attended Valparaiso University before going on to earn his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and his Master of Sacred Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Prior to working in the Philippines, the Jameses served as LCMS missionaries in Sri Lanka and India. Roger was pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Marshall, Mich., before becoming a missionary. Amy’s hometown is Parkers Prairie, Minn., and she has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mankato State University, Mankato, Minn. Amy home-schooled the four James children, and in the mission field, organized English instruction for interested young people. Roger and Amy enjoy gardening, biking and hiking, and Amy also enjoys knitting, cooking and bird watching.

Roger and Amy have four grown children and four grandsons, all living in the United States: Seth (married to Rachel); Kezia Nielsen (married to Aaron, with sons Clarence, Anders, Louis and Boaz); John (married to Holly); and Eli (engaged to Rachel Paul).


Pray for Roger and Amy as they serve in the Philippines. They ask for prayers for continued safe travel and good health for both of them. Ask God to grant them wisdom and fill them with joy as they live and serve in this part of the world. Pray also for their children and grandchildren living in the United States that God protects them as they are separated from them. Thanks be to God for Roger and Amy’s service to the people of Asia.


Learn more about the work being done in the Philippines and in the Asia region.

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