006James Dean and his wife Jackie have been married since 1982 and have two daughters, Alana who is recently married to Michael Stevens and Jade who is an accomplished guitarist.  James joined our team in 2007 as Outreach Minister and is responsible for the day to day operation of Transform Central.  James is a former auto body technician and left his career behind when he began his own personal recovery.  James' story has been inspirational to many with whom he has ministered and has opened several closed doors in the Wiregrass community.

James formerly enjoyed drag racing and chicken fighting but his walk with the Lord has moderated some of his hobby actitivities.  While he still enjoys a fast car, James has a newfound interest in acting and can be seen at Lipscomb University's IMPACT playing the role of televangelist B.B. Purvis.  Fun is an important part of James' new life which he enjoys sharing with any who will listen.

Of course James favorite passage is found in the N.T. letter by his namesake, James 1:5-6.  "If any one of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.  But when you ask you must believe and not doubt because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea blown and tossed by the wind."  Seeking God is James' first priority because he has experienced so many blessings in his walk with Him.