James was born and raised here in Atwater, attended Atwater High School and graduated in 2008. He loves sports and staying active. James has always felt a calling to ministry and is excited about leading our youth along with his lovely wife, Adi.
Adi is also an Atwater native. She attended Christian school most of her life. She has dedicated her life to helping others and is passionate about working with youth. Both James and Adi have faced many obstacles early in life, but through it all God has shown himself faithful in their lives.
Adi and James have two children, Aria and Conner Kendall. God is writing a new and awesome chapter in the life of this beautiful family and we're so glad they are leading our youth!
For more information, please contact James and Adi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior and Senior high school students ages 12-17 meet every Sunday afternoon from 2:30PM to 5:00PM. We provide snacks, activities, a lesson, and break into small support groups.
College students ages 17 & up meet every Sunday evening from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. We provide dinner, activities, a lesson, and break into small support groups.
In addition, if you are interesting in helping mentor junior or college age groups, please contact James Kendall at 209-582-8415 or Adi Kendall at 209-582-8414
Faith City came out of one of the deepest points in Youth Pastor James Kendall's life. James was in a recovery program and turning his life around and following God. He knew God had called him to do something in ministry. He just did not know where. One day, he was working on an art piece and he started writing words. The first word that popped into his mind was “faith.” He didn’t know why he wrote it but he kept writing. Then, the word “city.” He didn’t understand why but he knew that “Faith City” was going to be part of his ministry. Three years later, James found himself back at The Hope church where he grew up. He was asked to become the Youth Director after just 6 months as a leader. He was asked to think of a name for the Hope Youth group and he pulled out the old art piece and “Faith City” became the name of the youth group!