About Jim & Teri
Jim and Teri live in Camp Verde, Arizona. Previous to this they lived in Chandler, Arizona where Jim had been the Senior Pastor of Mesa Baptist Church from 1992 to January of 2008. Prior to coming to Mesa to pastor, Jim was Senior Pastor at Idaville Bible Church in Tillamook, Oregon. Jim also served in two Associate Pastor roles for six years prior to Idaville. He is a graduate of Arizona Christian University (B.A. degree in Bible) and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon (M.Div in Pastoral Ministries). Jim has also completed his Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min) from Phoenix Seminary in 2016.
Jim and Teri were married in May (1981), and have five children, and five grandchildren. Teri loves to be a mom and grandmother, as well as encourage other women in ministry.
Jim has put out 6 music CDs; Resting, I Believe, Christmas Joy, Living Loved, Mosaic, and Because He Lives.
Jim is passionate about reproducing disciples of the Lord Jesus, using his teaching and music to equip and encourage leaders for Christ. He is so thankful to be able to do that through the world-reaching ministry of GTN!
Since 2008, Jim has been privileged to train over 3,000 pastors, church planters and Christian leaders in 11 countries (Argentina, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Myanmar, Micronesia, Rwanda, Russia, Sierra Leone, and Ukraine). He’s also trained Native American leaders in the USA. Jim serves as the Ministry Partner Development Director (MPD) for GTN while equipping majority world Christian leaders across the globe.