Welcome! I am the pastor at Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia. You will find here some of my sermons, along with theological ideas and quotations.

My joy in life is being the husband of Kassie and the father of James.

James Julius Esget

I graduated from Hopkins High School (Minnesota) in 1989, from Berklee College (Boston, Mass.) in 1993 (Bachelor of Music), from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) in 1997 (Master of Divinity), and was ordained in 1998 at Bethel Lutheran Church, DuQuoin Illinois. I came to Immanuel in 2001. I also received the Master of Sacred Theology degree at CTSFW in 2005. I am privileged to serve on the LCMS Sanctity of Human Life Committee, and as Sixth Vice-President (East-Southeast Region) of the LCMS.

In my spare time I enjoy taking walks with my family, reading, playing the piano, listening to music, and drinking coffee.