He was raised in church under his dad as pastor most of his early life. His burden and desire for the Lord grew as he got older and when he was 19 answered the call to the ministry. He had already, as a teenager, surrendered to do whatever God wanted.
He was influenced by youth directors like Bro. Ron Patterson and Bro. Richard Crotts. His role models include his dad Pastor Paul Mohler, their first pastor Bro. Willard Neumann, other pastors like Bro. Ted Swope, Bro. V. L. Lindbloom and many other great men of God.
Bro. James Mohler has great respect for men who have carried the Gospel banner high without compromise and is thankful for the men today who are “staying by the stuff.” He preaches the old time gospel of salvation by grace through faith… that repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely necessary. He believes that faith in God and His Word (preserved in the King James Bible) is vital and must be the heartbeat of a New Testament independent Baptist Church.
God is to receive the glory through His obedient churches. Pastor Mohler preaches that faith leads to practice… that is, that every Christian and every Scriptural church is to be and to do what God wants!!! He believes that real Baptist churches are true New Testament churches in doctrine and practice and that every believer is responsible to worship and serve the Lord Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth! Pastor Mohler stands on the fact that the Bible is the message, it is the answer, it is the final authority – it is, indeed, God’s Word!