Jim was raised in a Christian home in Northern California. He graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) in 1985 with a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Church Music, Music Education, and Voice. He has served churches in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. Jim joined Hillside in 2015. Jim married Tina in 1985 and they have three grown children. His ministry passion is to lead believers in declaring God’s worth.