James petitfils

Tell us about your family.

I’ve been married to my love and partner in ministry, Braelyn, for 17 years and together we have a beautiful daughter, Micelli, and two beach boys, Brixton and Zion. We are also a foster family and have fostered four cute-as-can-be little angels over the last few years.

Describe your job here at The River.

I’m technically a “Teaching Pastor,” but my informal (and favorite) title is "Beach Pastor." I've been the M.C. and all-around hype man for our beach service for almost 12 years and I also enjoy teaching, collaborating with our leadership teams, and living the dream as a free-range pastor at the River.

What is your favorite place to eat?

El Burrito Junior (Special C baby!)