Pastor Jim Stewart, Lead Pastor of Calvary Chapel Kansas City

Pastor Jim has a very practical and loving style in his teaching through the Bible. This approach reveals his passion to communicate the truth of God's Word in a way that will help to develop the new Christian and yet challenge even the most seasoned believer to experience a more effective and closer walk with the Lord. At the same time his desire is to call to repentance those who have yet to experience the love of God and to receive salvation through the finished work of the cross. A resounding theme seems to be in making a distinction between being merely religious verses cultivating a real relationship with the One True Living God. As you study along with Pastor Jim, may God's Word accomplish His purpose in your life for His Glory.

Pastor Jim has been serving the Lord for over 30 years and has been the Lead Pastor of Calvary Chapel Kansas City (www.calvarychapelkc.com) since 2001. He has planted and helped to plant various Calvarys in the Midwest as well as in other parts of the world, and as opportunities arise he is a guest speaker at conferences and retreats. Pastor Jim is Founder and President of Fountain Radio heard on 107.9 FM in the Kansas City metro area and around the world on www.fountainradio.com. His teaching ministry, Living Fountains, is a ½ hour radio program that can be heard on stations daily around the country. For more information, go to www.fountainmedia.org.

In 1981 he married his wife, Loellen, and together they have three grown sons who have families of their own. He is a committed husband, father and grandpa and is passionate about preaching the Gospel, teaching the Word, and discipling others in a personal relationship with Jesus, thus fulfilling the great commission.