Pastor James Hutchins was born in Carthage, Mississippi and raised in Marion, Indiana. In 1984, he answered the call to ministry while serving in the United States Navy. Throughout the country he has served in various capacities that include Teacher, Counselor, Associate and Assistant Minister. From 1997 to 1999, he pastored St. Luke Church of God in Pensacola, Florida.
Pastor Hutchins holds an undergraduate degree in Business, a Master of Divinity, and an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Christian Leadership and Business. He retired from the Navy in 2000 with over 20 years in service to his country. He is a community leader and advocate of peace and unity. In addition to these accomplishments, he has authored seven books and published four. Pastor Hutchins also serves as a Trustee for Dallas Christian College and is a Board member of the LEISD Education Foundation.
In April 2007, Pastor Hutchins and 25 members established New Life Community Church of Frisco, Texas. New Life consists of over 1000 members and is growing weekly. In 2016, New Life also built a church in Zimbabwe.
Pastor Hutchins has been married to his high school sweetheart, (Tina) for over 40 years. They have three children: Tinesha, Jasmine, and Terrance (Royetta). In addition, they have four grandsons: Jaylen, Aiden, Jaxson, and Aaron, and two granddaughters: Jayda and Abigail.