James Tilson

Lead Pastor, Preaching and Vision

Tilson Family 2023

James joined the Hope for Reno team after 15 years of pastoral ministry in Phoenix, AZ. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical studies and church ministry.

James and Amy were married on July 13, 2002 and have been blessed by God with four children: Matthias, Aubrey, Karissa, and Caroline.

James has had a desire to church plant in the West for many years. He has a passion for expositional preaching, and he greatly desires to see God's people embrace a culture of church planting.

James greatly enjoys watching college football, specifically his childhood team, the Florida Gators. He also is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan.