James Seward came to Maple Avenue in 2013 with a heart to allow God’s Word to transform the church and the community.
James completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, where he was also part of the founding core – and later a pastoral intern – at Holy Trinity Church under David Helm and Jon Dennis. He went on to complete a master’s degree in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College where he also served on the pastoral staff at College Church under Kent Hughes. Prior to coming to Maple Avenue, James served for five years as the Associate Pastor of Education and Discipleship at First Baptist Church of Lindale, Texas. James is passionate about raising up and training a generation of biblical expositors. He serves as the Convener for the Aspiring Preachers Guild