Father James Linton was raised in a home that made faith in Christ a priority. He knew Jesus from a young age. From High School on, He knew he was going to be a pastor.
He was ordained a priest in the ACNA in August of 2012. He served for the next six years as the Associate Rector of Christ’s Church Yucaipa before accepting a call as the Rector of Saint John’s in Salt Lake City. Church planting in Salt Lake City has challenges, as the area is less than ten percent Christian, making this call a missionary call.
Father James is passionate about those who are far from God coming to saving knowledge of Jesus. He also has a heart to see God’s kingdom come, bringing justice to the outcast and the oppressed. Father James wants to see Saint John’s become a parish of multiple congregations, planting congregations up and down the Salt Lake Valley, filling Utah with communities who worship the Christian God and proclaim him in word and deed.
Father James lives with his wife Ileana, his four children Grace, Augustine, Zoe, and Malachi, and his golden lab, Aslan. He enjoys running, hiking, reading, writing, and drinking or brewing craft beer.