Who We Are

Since 2004, FollowOne has been helping churches and Christian families shine God’s light with intentionality, urgency, and excellence. Our coaching, conferences, international mission trips, publications, and tools have helped thousands of Christ followers make informed and courageous decisions about bringing the Good News of Jesus to lost and hurting people. FollowOne is an interdenominational, non-profit ministry governed by a board of directors led by James Loftin, our founder and president.

“Come follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

Our President

Prior to launching FollowOne in 2004, James Loftin was dean of the chapel and director of missions at Asbury Theological Seminary (Orlando campus). He also served as the minister of missions in churches and was a senior corporate consultant with Awake Consulting and Coaching. As a ministry entrepreneur, Reverend Loftin has helped launch two other nonprofit ministries that continue to excel and expand. Break Thru Ministries is youth ministry that offers year-round programs and involves thousands of teenagers and youth ministry workers from across the nation. Service Over Self (SOS) is an urban ministry in Tennessee that has repaired over eleven hundred homes at no cost to owners by utilizing donated supplies and over twenty-five thousand volunteers.

James holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from Mississippi State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has listened, learned, and served in over forty nations during his four decades of ministry. After living in China for five years, James and his wife, Vivien, returned to the United States at the beginning of the pandemic and are now part of a missional community in southern Georgia. They enjoy exploring nature, making Chinese dumplings, making friends, and lifting high the light of God’s love.


Out of our love for Jesus Christ and our desire to see God worshipped by all nations, we equip families and churches to shine the light of Christ with intentionality, urgency, and excellence.


FollowOne runs with Jesus toward the day when all nations are saturated with churches that are transforming their societies and the world by modeling and sharing the grace of Jesus Christ.