James Pope

New Vision - Encanto,
Lead Church Planter
New Vision - Encanto
March 2
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About My Family

My wife, Julie, and I just celebrated 29 years of marriage. We have four grown children; two live at home with us, and two are married and live in separate states. The girls are 22 and 24, and the boys are 26 and 28.

About My Church Plant

We are planting a church in the very diverse southeast community of Encanto in San Diego, Calif. We hope to build many bridges into the homes of this community. The children alone in this community are noted to have experienced a high rate of adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

We hope to have many opportunities to bring the light of Christ into the darkness in which many families are living. 

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