James joined The Bachelorette season 9 to compete for Desiree Hartsock. He has a sales background and he comes from Marietta, GA. He likes it when a woman pursues him because it shows she has confidence, and doesn't like a woman who is not confident about her spirituality. On the show, he was one of the men who was accused of "not being there for the right reasons" after several men allegedly heard him saying that he wanted to be the next Bachelor.
He was eliminated in week 6 of the competition.