Jim is a native of Springfield and was raised by his dad and grandmother after his mother passed away. He spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s house on the weekends. One Saturday, some folks came by the house and invited him to ride the church bus. So, as he rode the bus to church, he learned that he was a sinner, and accepted Jesus as his Savior. He was pretty faithful to church until dad passed when he was twelve and he went to live with his sister. They moved to Wisconsin where he met his wife Tina in high school. They were soon married and moved to Tennessee. He and Tina have 8 kids: Samantha (32), Justin (30), Dusty (29), Vanessa (25), Brandon (24), Jack (23), James (20), and Marcy (18). The Grands: Jackie Joy (9), William (7), Emilia (5), and #4 is due July 17th (Henry). He is excited to be on staff and see what the Lord is going to do!