Michael James received the call to plant COR CHURCH in 2010 while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Along with the calling to plant he also clearly believed that this was for a future time. From 2010 to 2012 Michael investigated and learned as much as he could about church planting. During this time Michael grew in his conviction to plant a church that grows primarily through relational evangelism, is organized around Gospel Communities on Mission, and performs discipleship through every member of biblical counseling. In 2012 the Lord led Michael and his wife Racquel back to their hometown where they joined the Avenue Church. Although Michael strongly felt the calling to church plant he also believed this was a time that he was to submit to supporting the vision of another pastor. Michael and Racquel served the Avenue Church for six years before hearing the Lord say 'Go now'. In 2018 Michael received affirmation from the elders of the Avenue Church to plant COR CHURCH in Lake Worth, FL.