Jim is an ordained United Methodist pastor. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary where he was honored with the OSL Hoyt Hickman Award for Outstanding Liturgical Scholarship in addition being inducted into the Leitourgia et Homiletica Honor Society; Eta Beta Rho, a Hebrew honor society; and the International Society of Theta Phi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Education from Columbus State University.
Jim currently serves as the pastor of the Lyons First United Methodist Church. Jim has served as the associate pastor at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in Savannah and at St. Marys United Methodist Church. Prior to appointed ministry, Jim taught high school theatre at Camden County High School. Jim and his wife, Amanda, were married in 2005. They have three children.
Jim enjoys running, being outdoors, cooking, playing music and spending time with people. Amanda loves to bake, craft, and create things (just about anything). Jackson and Dean Thomas love Legos, Star Wars, super heroes, and, well, Legos! Nora Mae likes “Little Baby Bum” almost as much as we dread hearing it on repeat!
“May you experience the love of Christ…. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now to him who is able to immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” –Ephesians 3:19-21