For I am convinced, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Jim was raised in a Christian home, attending church nearly every Sunday and Wednesday night. However at the age of 12, Jim responded to a clear Gospel presentation and placed his faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. At that time in 1975, he was attending Church of the Open Door in Downtown L.A. with his family and friends, but soon after his conversion Jim accepted an offer to check out a new church closer to home, Calvary Bible Church in Burbank. Jim met his wife Kristen while they were in the Jr. High group at Calvary. They were married at Calvary in 1982 and have 3 daughters (Julie, Laura, and Amy), who grew up at Calvary and were married here, also. His three sons-in-law (Ian Martin, Nick Luizzi, and Hal Kelley) are each walking with and serving the Lord in ministry. Jim & Kristen have been blessed with 6 grandchildren as well.
Jim received his Bachlor’s degree from UCLA in 1984, and has worked in the Insurance industry since 1982. He currently owns his own Insurance Agency in Glendale. Jim has served in nearly every ministry at Calvary Bible Church, from newborns to senior saints, but currently serves as an Elder and teacher of the Fellowship of the Saints Adult Fellowship.