James, a Nebraska farm boy, attended Wheaton College where he was an All-American football lineman and graduated in 2004 with a degree in Christian Education. James lived in Phoenix, Arizona where he worked at a Christian school as a Bible teacher and football coach, and also served in local churches for 8 years. It was in Phoenix he met his wife, Sarah, a California girl, after being set up on a blind date through a coworker, and they were married in 2006. In 2007, after much prayer, they adopted their oldest son, Michael from Uganda. James and Sarah were blessed with their daughter, Molly, in 2008 and another son, Brady, in 2011. James attended and graduated in 2013 from Phoenix Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. On Memorial Day of 2014, the Hoxworths moved from Phoenix to Littleton to be a part of the plating effort at Bridgeway, and have loved the beauty and the people of Colorado!