Jim is a born-and-bred Hoosier with a heart for the people of Central Indiana. He grew up in Evansville and then lived in Indy for five years before moving to the Chicago area. While living in Indy, Jim earned an MBA from IU. It was during that time Jim came to understand what it means to follow Christ, and he put his faith in Christ and started following Him. Jim started his own business in 1996; an Internet marketing company. Eventually, he sensed a call to ministry, so he attended Moody Bible Institute, graduating in December, 2007 with a Master of Divinity degree. After two years of seeking God’s will for a location, Jim and his wife moved to Franklin in June, 2008 (the day before the big flood). His passion is to help people in the Franklin area connect with the God who loves them and help them move forward on their spiritual journey one step at a time. He has a down-to-earth teaching style with an emphasis on practical application to daily life. Before starting Journey, Jim served in several ministry positions with two different churches over a period of fifteen years.
In his spare time Jim enjoys hanging out with his wife Jodi and their daughters Julia and Jaycee, getting to know people around Franklin, working out, reading, bike riding, playing racquetball, scuba diving, working on the house, and reading.