Jim serves as Chief Spiritual Health Officer at a non-profit healthcare ministry for the poor and underserved in Memphis. He and Laura have three boys: Samuel, Jeremiah and Isaiah.  Jim has taught a variety of courses at Union University and Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies (MCUTS). He recently served as a Research Team Leader for Docent Research Group where he helped pastors gather creative, exegetical, and academic research for their sermons each week.  He is passionate about equipping 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 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 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. 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.

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