When Pastor Jim was 17 years old and a senior in High School, he heard for the first time that Jesus loved him, died for him and if he would receive Him, He would give him everlasting life. Jim said yes and Jesus changed his life. A few years later he was given an opportunity to teach the Bible for the first time, and from that day, he knew what God had called him to do: teach others the simple truths about Jesus. When Jim was 23, he was hired as an assisting pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where he served in youth ministry until 1998.

He has been pastoring Calvary Chapel Vero Beach since 1998. His heart’s desire for God’s people can be summed up in Paul’s words to the Ephesians: “‘Til we come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Jim believes that the desire of God and the purpose of the Church is to be a place where we can grow in our relationship with Christ through the study of His Word.