James Wells was welcomed as the new Senior Pastor at Highland Hills Baptist Church, in March of 2015. He is the former Senior Pastor of Island Pond Baptist Church (Hampstead, NH). A graduate of the University of Michigan and Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as a minister of youth and education, in church planting, and the pastorate for more than thirty years. Additionally, he has taught at Baptist Bible College - East, Cornerstone University, and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Pastor Wells has also been a member of several boards and associations, bringing God's Word to various Bible conferences, retreats, civic organizations, and sports teams. He has ministered in several capacities in support of world-wide missions. To see the Bible taught, people saved, and Christ's church built, are his great ministry passions.
Pastor Wells has been married to Karen, his wife of thirty-three years. Together they have partnered in ministry, built a solid home, and thoroughly enjoy their family, including two grandsons. Their interests involve politics, travel, history, antiques, books, Americana, and all things biblical.