Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

St. James Community

At St. James, we believe Jesus died to take away our sins; not our minds. We are a warm and welcoming family that makes our best effort to love one another, not just in church on Sunday mornings but also in the Alexander City and Lake Martin communities throughout the week. We are an active congregation that serves Christ in and through each other and the communities in which we live and work and play. St. James is an historic, prayerful and liturgical family that attends to each other through a variety of ministries, including the prayer quilt guild, the men’s construction team, foyer dinners, Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and Daughters of the King. We meet needs of the community through Feast of Sharing, the pottery and art guilds, Lenten Lunches and support of the Tallapoosa County Crisis Center through board membership, financial assistance and active volunteerism.

We invite you to join us in work, play and worship.


The Rev. Rob St. Germain-Iler, Rector

“We at St. James are a dynamic, energetic and fun community of Christ-centered people. I invite you to join us at worship where the Holy Spirit works in our community of faith.”

The Rev. Rob Iler earned a Master’s of Divinity at The School of Theology, The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and in 2006 was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Alabama where he has served since that time. He preaches a Gospel message of love and grace, joy and hope, and invites you to prayerfully consider making St. James your church home.


St. James Vestry and Staff

St. James is served by a Vestry of nine parish members who direct the business and ministry of the church. The Vestry meets on the third Sunday of each month following the main service. If you have concerns you would like to address to the Vestry, please call the parish administrator Jennifer James at 256-234-4752.