About Jim

Jim currently serves as the Preaching/Teaching Minister at Lane Christian Church in Lane, IL. Prior joining the Lane ministry team in the summer of 2013 he served with various churches and ministries in Idaho, Illinois, and Missouri. He grew up on a farm just east of High Point MO, and attended Central Christian College of the Bible earning a B.A. in Cross Cultural Ministry. He went on to earn a M.A. in Ministry from Lincoln Christian University, and he’s currently pursuing a Th.D. On the home front he is married to Kim, who he met while they were students in Bible College. She is the love of his life and a dedicated ministry partner. They have a 5 year old son named Noah, who is the joy of their life, and life of their home.  Jim is active in the life of both the church and community. He’s been a hospital chaplain, a volunteer firefighter/first responder, as well as having served on the boards of organizations such as Intermountain Christian Camp, Goose Creek Township Carnegie Library, and the Mississippi Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.   Jim greatest passion and desire is to act as a catalyst in equipping people to fully experience the life change and transformation offered through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by ministering the Word of God through relevant preaching, engaging teaching, equipping discipleship, and Kingdom focused evangelism and outreach.

Favorite Bible Verse: “And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.” (Isaiah 58:10)

Life Ministry Verse: “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.” (Colossians 1:28-29)

DISCLAIMER: Even though I am employed Lane Christian Church, and serve in a leadership capacity with various ministry and civic organizations, all opinions and thoughts expressed on this blog are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the organizations I serve with.

5 responses to “About Jim”

  1. Craig Phillips says :

    Hey Jim,

    Good stuff here. We haven’t talked in years and though my opinion of what you’re doing is insignificant, I just wanted you to know that I think it’s good. Your blogs are well thought-out and eloquent (which is rare). You, sir, almost persuade me to blog myself, but alas, I am terrible at keeping up with such things.

  2. Jim says :

    Thanks for the encouragement Craig! It makes me glad to know that there is some good coming out of what I’m doing with this blog. The next time I’m back in the Jefferson City area I’ll try to catch up with you, because your right its been a long time… too long!

  3. Brett says :

    Jim, Thanks for your site. I have a question for you! When you mentioned Brueggamann in one of your blogs you gave a quote. I have two Brueggamann quotes that i wanted to use in a paper but didn’t know where they came from. I was hoping you knew? The first is the one you used… “memory of an imagined past”. The second is… “it takes a measure of fantasy to transpose these ancient voices into contemporary voices of authority”. If you recall these it would be great. Thanks.

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