James N. Watkins, Director
Xaris is Greek for "grace." Our mission is "to communicate the gospel of Christ in as creative manner as possible
with as many people as possible."
XarisCom attempts to fulfill that mission through:
Squeezing Good Out of Bad
Writing with Banana Peels
In 1997, XarisCom launched the "Heavy topics with a light touch" Web site which has been recognized by the
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Gospel.com for its creative online ministry. In 2009, Xariscom repositioned
the site to include:
Hope & Humor Entertainment, encouragement, etc.
iPastor Online pastoral care
Resources for writing and speaking
What others are saying about XarisCom:
. . . a resourceful, entertaining, and thought-provoking site for the entire family!
Your article [on suicide] has saved my life tonight and showing me a path toward hope.
I [am] still in severe pain from the death of my boyfriend six months ago. But, I felt a need to say thank you.
Holly Miller, senior editor of The Saturday Evening Post describes Jim's approach as
"logical, original and . . . delivered with wit: funny, wise, and authentic."
Four-star rating by ChristSites.com.
Noted for content and originality. "Nice work! Great site overall!"
Recognized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for his
creative approach to evangelism.
Creator magazine calls Jim's ministry, "Humorous and witty . . . edifies the Body and glorifies God in an
Director James Watkins
is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and serves at The River
Community Church. (They keep a watchful eye on him!)
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