James Legg, pastor and teacher, was born and raised in West Virginia. The son and grandson of ministers, he was born again at the young age of eight. He is a veteran of the United States Army and served in Germany and Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge from the Armed Services, Jim invested eight years in classrooms. He attended Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston), where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. He also received a Master's degree in Human Relations and a Doctorate degree in Theology.
Jim served as pastor in the Church of God Mission, an organization founded by his grandfather in 1939, from March 1974 to September 1983. In September 1983, Jim founded the New Covenant Church in his home with a congregation of 14. Three years later, the church had grown to 180 members. He served as pastor of New Covenant Church for four years. In July 1987, Jim joined the staff at New Life Church of Charleston, WV. At New Life Church, Jim was church administrator, staff teacher, and Dean of National Outreach Bible Institute, a two-year program. NOBI evolved into a three-year program called New Life Bible Training Center. Jim and his NLBTC staff wrote the entire curriculum for the Bible School. In April 1988, Jim became the senior pastor of New Life Church, where he served until April 2009.
Jim Invests a great deal of his time ministering to other ministers. He has conducted pastoral seminars in Portugal, Nigeria, and Haiti, as well as here in West Virginia.
God has blessed Jim with a lovely wife, Pam, three grown children, Chris, Neil, and Meredith. All of the children are actively involved in ministry. Jim and Pam have seven grandchildren, Katherine (Kate), Benjamin, Jacob, Roxy, Jonah, Sidney, and Josanna, and one great-grandchild, Nola.