Jim was a former drunk and drug addict who got saved at the age of 21, while serving in the US Navy Submarine Force. In 2004, he married the most wonderful woman in the world. They now have 3 children.
In 2005, while stationed in Main, God called him to preach and to missions during a mission conference while stationed in Maine. He was discharged from the Navy in 2007 and enrolled in Bible college from 2007-2010.
In 2010, he began deputation and departed for India in Jan 2013. He and his wife attended language school to learn Hindi. They began their first and second church in 2014. They started church number three and four in 2017 and 2018 respectively. In July 2020, he resigned from missions to become the Assistant Pastor of Concord BC in Pickens SC.