James Gaither was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He left after high school to attend Georgia Southern University where he majored in economics. After college, James entered business doing marketing and outside sales. After some time, he was invited by the founder of SCORE International, Ron Bishop, to attend the November Baseball mission trip. James loved the trip and desired to be a part of SCORE International full time. James favorite thing about SCORE is the platform the ministry provides to help others. James is passionate about serving those in need like Jesus did. He works with SCORE to mobilize and help prepare teams to go on mission trips. James also is the chairman of the SCORE International annual Chattanooga golf tournament. James has a passion for the less fortunate, helping lead worship at church, and playing golf.