Jim has dedicated many years of his life in ministry. Starting out as a Young Life leader in the Upper Cumberland in 2001, he acquired a passion to see people come to know the grace he has found in Jesus. After two years of leading the next generation, Jim felt the Lord call him to action. He had an Isaiah 6 moment, "Here I am send me."
He went on to lead worship, then became the College Pastor at The River Community Church in Cookeville, TN. Over the next few years his passion for preaching, and people only grew. In 2009 he married his bride, Jessica and they relocated to Nashville TN to church plant.
They have four beautiful kiddos, Justus, Wonder, Noa Jane, & Ever. They enjoy traveling, good food, exploring, each other's company, and a relaxing night cooking dinner listening to Andrew Peterson.
In 2015, Jim and Jessica felt God shift their focus and put a fresh vision in their hearts for church planting in Knoxville, TN. They relocated their family fall 2016 to East TN, completely out of faith and have enjoyed watching God move every step of the way. They have a passion to see people come to know the love of Jesus through the local church.