Pastors James and Kata


Pastors James and Kata – Lead Pastors

James and Kata have been married for 20 blissful years. Both of them along with their 4 children were missionaries for three years in the mountains of Mindoro ministering to the Mangyan Tribe and 6 years in NW China. They both have a passion for Jesus to be known and God’s love released to the nations most specially to the Central Asian Countries.

They believe that the presence and prayer of a believer in a city can change its atmosphere. They both love out of the box expressions of God’s love. They are both outdoor enthusiasts and uses outdoor sports to reach out to cities and nations. They both believe that we can all “take Jesus at His Word” John 4:50 because “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow”…Hebrews 4:12.


Friends call me Ja-mes. I have a passion for teaching and the outdoors. I love sharing my life experience and knowledge. I am encouraged whenever I see people succeed and reach their highest potential. I love seeing God’s word come to pass in a person’s life.

I have come to a personal relationship with Jesus as my Savior at a later point in my life and God is excitedly making up for lost time. Our Heavenly Father has taken me on an extremely awesome journey and I can’t wait to run into his arms at every turn.

I believe as a son of the living God in doing everything with the same radical passion that Jesus had done for me and always having the joy of His vision set before me. This is how I see each person, as the joy set before Jesus.


I love chocolates (dark please) and strawberries. Yes, I do have a sweet tooth. I eat dessert before the main meal and eat dessert after meal as well. Can’t miss that!

When I encountered the presence of Papa God and experienced His love some years ago, my preconception and misconceptions of who and what God is got wrecked. It just gets better as time goes by, the things that I have been taught and conditioned to believe as a child, He just keeps getting them wrecked. I love His presence, I love the freedom one finds in His presence. I love His Word that is alive and makes all His promises available to me. I love hearing Him speak to me like a Father would to a child. Most of all, I love seeing people get free and walk in their true identity and destiny.

It is my passion to tell everyone that God is a relational God and Jesus has won it all for them. The Jesus who takes all condemnation and guilt away, the Jesus who did away with religion and tradition to give back to us the unconditional love of God, to give back to us our true identity in Jesus, sons and daughters of the Living God and to give back to us heaven here on earth.

Way of Life Church
5000 Ventnor Ave
Ventnor, NJ