Rev. Dr. James H. Shultz and his wife, Dr. Laura Shultz have three boys: Samuel, Jeremiah and Isaiah. Jim has taught apologetics with Christ Academy and a variety of courses at Union University and Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies (MCUTS) and recently co-authored “The Practical Art of Spiritual Conversation” with Dr. David Rogers. Jim is a preacher/teacher at heart, having trained leaders and pastors, and lectured to undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as philosophy, theology, and apologetics. After completing half of his coursework at Covenant Theological Seminary, he received his M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009, and a Doctorate of Ministry focusing on apologetics, philosophy and culture from Biola University in 2014. In addition, Jim has received certificates in leadership from Harvard University and the John Maxwell group.
Jim considers it a great privilege to have honest, gracious, yet substantial conversations with Christians who have doubts about their faith as well as equipping other Christians and churches to create safe places for Christians to process their doubts. He longs for the Church to think deeply about faith as it relates to the knowledge of God (Habakkuk 2:14, Hosea 6:6; 2 Corinthians 10:5).
Jim has served in ministry for over 18 years in a variety of churches and para-church ministries in roles such as young adults and youth pastor, pastor of discipleship and evangelism, adult education, music minister, and preaching pastor. Jim currently serves as Chief Spiritual Health Officer at a non-profit healthcare ministry for the poor and under-served in Memphis.