Jim surrendered to preach in 1971. He served on staff of Ardella Baptist church in Lakeland, Fl for 9 years. He was called as Pastor of the Eastside Baptist Church in Mulberry where he stayed for 2 years before accepting the call of Lock Haven Baptist Church in Kissimmee, Fl where he served as High School Bible Instructor for Lock Haven Christian School for 10 years. In 1991 the Riverview Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Wauchula called Jim to pastor and he accepted. He has served at Riverview for 26 years. Jim also teaches Theology, Philosophy, Literature, Comparative Religions, and Ministerial Practicalities at Emmaus Baptist College in Brandon, FL. He received his Masters in Divinity from Luther Rice University in Lithonia, GA in 2013. Jim is married to Stacy Harris. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Jim's passion in life is to teach the Word in an understandable way so people can come to know God's purpose for their lives. He also loves to hunt and fish
Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. T.J. is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.