Since The beginning of CCW in 1985, Jim has addressed organizations, groups in educational settings, churches, and pastor’s fraternals of various denominations in almost every state of the United States and in numerous foreign countries. Jim has been privileged to address groups in all kinds of settings—everything from a witch doctor’s hut to a Communist meeting hall!
For nearly twenty years prior to the beginning of CCW, he served as teaching pastor or on the pastoral staff of churches in Florida, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Jim has a passion to communicate. He is the author of four books that have been published in the US and overseas, Led by the Spirit, Pursuing God—A Seeker’s Guide, Going Under:Discussions on Baptism and Wasted Faith. He has written or edited many booklets which have been published by CCW. Jim’s articles also appear in a variety of periodicals and his messages are frequently heard on radio. He was featured in a seven-part interview called How Children Come to Faith in Christ with FamilyLife Today hosted by Dennis Rainey, and in a five-part series on Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss. Jim has contributed chapters in several other books, as well as writing extensively for the web. Many of his articles may be found at www.CCWonline.org, www.BulletinInserts.org and www.WayToGod.org, the Internet sites of CCW.
Jim served as the first consultant for the Midwestern Center for Biblical Revival at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri and co-directed the North American Convocation on Revival. He also participated in the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Summit meeting at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jim currently serves as a board member for the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals, and is on advisors boards for Coram Deo Ministries (Italy) and Editoria FIEL (Brazil). These, and other associations, speak for Jim’s desire to see genuine reformation and revival in our day.
In addition to his writing and travel, Jim began Christ Fellowship of Kansas City in 2003. This unique church is made up of home congregations in the Kansas City metro area.
In 1974 Jim earned his B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University, followed by a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1976 Jim married Pam Knight of Lincroft, New Jersey. Jim now has an active family of five. His wife and children, Benjamin, Bryan, and Laura sometimes travel with Jim both in the States and overseas.