Brent James, the son of Theophilus James and Rosamarie Bernadine, was born on October 26, 1975 in Castries, St. Lucia. This humble yet passionate leader, gospel preacher, author and mentor is more importantly a family man and husband. He is married to his “Angel”, the beautiful songstress LaJena James, who has always been his biggest supporter.  They have three children, Dalya, Laija and Bryant.  
Brent grew up in Jasper, Texas and graduated from Jasper High School before pursuing a BS in Psychology from Sam Houston State University.  He has held several leadership positions with Wal-Mart, Terminix, and now as Field Operations Director-GM with Sears-In Home.  Brent’s operational excellence resume has made him a sought after asset over the last few years as he has many top business performance accomplishments in his career.  


Rev. Dr. Brent James

Called to the preaching ministry in the fall of 2008, Pastor James served in several capacities within 3 churches, Fellowship of Believers Baptist Church (Pearland, Texas),  Greater Barbours Chapel Baptist Church (Texas City, Tx), and New Vision Baptist Church (Dickinson, Tx) before being called to the Pastoral Ministry in 2015. 

Now serving as the third Pastor in the life of the over 50 year old ministry, Anderson Road Baptist Church, Dr. James is excited about bringing the ministry God has called him to share with others to the Southern/Southwest Houston area.  He is a strong supporter of education both secular and spiritual as he emphasizes both as the focal point of his ministry.  He has earned degrees from Pentefaith Biblical Studies Institute where he has also serviced as Professor of Biblical Studies.  Dr.  James holds a Bachelors degree in Divinity, a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling and a Doctorate degree in Theology.  With a passion for Men & Marriage Ministries, Dr. James has led many men and couples through spiritual training as he conducts his annual conferences and quarterly fellowship development seminars. 

His first literary work, A Necessary Fall has been sold all over this nation.  It is a book inspired by Paul’s Damascus road experience with God.  A Necessary Fall supplies a glimpse into the path we all must take when God chooses to use us and the unmistakable purpose He gives us once we travel through the agony of the chastening.  Using a mixture of scripture and bibliography Dr. James brings to life a vivid example of God’s desire for us all, to reach our full potential in Him!  Brent’s life work, simply put is #pursuingwelldone.



LaJena James

Ministry & Worship leader

LaJena James reflects on her earliest memory of being in church, singing at the age of 5 next to her mom in the choir.  It’s no surprise that she's been leading in ministry since that time.


LaJena James serves as a women's ministry leader, worship leader and outreach coordinator. Known for her ability to help guide women and girls in growing in their faith and in the word of God, LaJena provides inspiration, devotions and bible study techniques on her website,

She is particularly passionate about helping develop women to live a life that was already designed for them by God. After college, she experienced living out of the will of God and wanting to do her own thing only to find herself on a destructive path.


LaJena rededicated her life back to Christ and made the decision to believe boldly and live out the plans God had for her. After the debut of her first album in 2017, I Am More. She decided to launch a ministry in the same name. She wanted to teach women how to live a life that's pleasing to God and gain more within God's will.


"God has designed a life just for you, so position yourself to receive all that God has set up for you."


I Am More, is designed to inspire and grow young ladies and women through an annual conference, workshops and online community. Women gather for resources, networking and growing in their faith. Young ladies are equip with essentials to grow their faith, build social skills through etiquette workshops. LaJena speaks at conferences, retreats and schools in the Louisiana and Texas area.


A Louisiana native, LaJena holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications and a Masters in Higher Education. Her greatest joy is serving alongside her husband and children.

Frank Martinez


Frank has served at Anderson Road Baptist Church for over 30 years. Beginning with the ministry of Jakob Klingenberg in the 1980’s, then serving with Intentional Interim Pastor James Brown until May 2018. Then beginning in June of 2018, he has served with Dr. Brent James, Pastor until now.  


Frank is an ordained deacon who serves as Moderator of the Administrative Board along with teacher of the Men’s Sunday School class.  He also leads the Men’s Ministry and previously served as Worship Leader and Music Director. He and his wife Frances have 3 daughters, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Doris Roberts

church secretary

Doris Roberts has served in several positions at the Anderson Road Baptist Church since becoming a member in 1972. Doris is a member of the Pastor’s Advisory Committee and the Administrative Board. She has served on several committees, and in various positions in the Women’s Ministry.  She currently serves as the church clerk. She also serves as the secretary of the Southern Association.  


Doris graduated from Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas Southern University in Houston. Shortly afterwards, she began work in HISD. In 1964, she began work at NASA Houston as a clerk. She was promoted to section secretary, branch secretary, division secretary, Directorate secretary, and finally as Administrative Officer. She retired after 31 years at NASA. She went back to work as school secretary at HISD’s Montgomery Elementary School and then at Hines Caldwell Elementary School. She retired again after 12 years.