Pastor James joined our congregation as our spiritual leader in 2015.  He was a Math and English teacher for 15 years before being called to ministry. Attending Fuller Theological Seminary in California, James received a Masters of Divinity in 2002.

Pastor James has served churches in California and in upstate New York.  He is married to Rev. Vicky Eastland and has one son Raju.  He enjoys photography, cooking, and good conversation.



The Reformed Church of Locust Valley is a diverse and supportive church community. We welcome everyone to worship, serve, and live out the Great Commandment to love God, and our neighbors as ourselves. Our members and friends are from all walks of life and reflect a diversity of backgrounds.

We are part of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), a mainline Protestant denomination with direct roots in the Reformation of the 16th Century. We have been serving the Locust Valley and surrounding communities since 1869.

We embrace the historic doctrines of the Apostles and Nicene Creeds as well as the unity and reconciliation of the Belhar Confession. We live out our faith in community by:

Offering a place to experience the Divine through the Word, prayer, the sacraments, and discipleship to anyone seeking spirituality and hope and offering hospitality to our community groups.

Whatever your story, we have a place for you and are ready to welcome you. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10AM, or plan to attend an event.