Jim's church

First Church of God
Kendallville Indiana , 46755

About Jim
  • Education: BA Greenville College, 1980 MAR/CE Asbury Theological Seminary, 1985 MA in Ed Leadership Western Michigan University, 1991
  • Experience: 20 years in youth and CE ministry plus experience in retail and property management.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Some of my sermons are designed to be multi-sensory. For example, "Getting Out of The Box" preached on October 28, 2001 started with me sitting in a large appliance box.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The very first sermon I preached in 1979 as a senior in college, "What Does It Mean To Do the Will of God?"
  • Family: Married with two kids
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My late father seemed to like them My mom still does!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Likes them and has helpful feedback and suggestions
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach about Christ and preach about 20 minutes
  • Books that have had an impact: Bible 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey Hunger for Healing - Miller Sacred Marriage - Thomas
  • Hobbies: Baseball Auto Racing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Follow God - no matter what, no matter how
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: As I stood to preach on a hot July Sunday morning in a building without AC, one of the elderly members passed out due to the heat.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He followed God to the best of his ability
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