Our Staff

Saint James' Church is blessed to have an exceptional group of dedicated people who faithfully serve our common life.  

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Fr. Douglas Anderson


Office: 903-794-9224

Fr. Doug has faithfully served as Rector of Saint James' Church since February of 2004.    Fr. Doug graduated from Nashota House for his seminary education, and attended Trinity College, Toronto for his undergraduate degree. 

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Fr. David Thompson


Office: 9037949224

Fr. David Thompson became Curate of Saint James' Church in July 2016, when he was ordained to the Priesthood. 

Fr. David is a graduate of Wycliff College in Toronto, and hails from the Oklahoma City area.  

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Andrew Clark

Parish Musician


Andrew joined the St. James staff as Parish Musician in October of 2008. Andrew also serves as the executive director of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since April 2008, and on the adjunct faculty of Texas A&M University—Texarkana. Andrew holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Ouachita Baptist University and the Master of Arts in Music degree from the University of North Texas. Additionally, Mr. Clark has done post-graduate work in choral conducting, under James Jordan, at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey; and in organ and hymnology at Southwestern Seminary, in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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Sandra Kennedy

Parish Administrator

Office: 9037949227

Sandra Kennedy has served for many years as the Parish Administrator of Saint James' Church, and is an indispensable part of our success.  Part   parish historian, part customer service guru, part personal assistant, and all around amazingly devoted and hard working friend, Sandra keeps the Clergy and people of Saint James' moving in the right direction.