McNeese State University
D.Min. (Candidate) Biblical Counseling
Andersonville Theological Seminary
Education & Experience
Jim received his B.S. in Business Administration from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. In 2007-2009, Jim completed Equip to Counsel (ETC) training offered by The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX and again in 2009-2010 at Denton Bible Church. While attending The Village Church Denton, Jim served in the Recovery Ministry as a leader, small groups coach, 12 step coach, sponsor and mentor. Over the last 15+ years, Jim has invested in working with men applying biblical truths of the gospel into the realities of their daily lives through one on one counseling, mentoring, and discipleship as well as facilitating small groups. Jim and his wife became partners at The Austin Stone in 2015, completing the Austin Stone Institute Men’s and Women’s Development Program (MWDP) during 2015-2016 and the Austin Stone’s Equip to Counsel class during 2016-2017. Jim completed the Masters of Ministry (MMin) program in Biblical Counseling at Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2017 and currently is enrolled in their Doctor of Minsitry (DMin).
Jim’s desire is for men to grow into a full knowledge, trust, and love for Jesus Christ through biblical counseling and discipleship. One thing that excites Jim is to see men gain a deeper understand of their struggles through the truth only found in the gospel. It is Jim’s hope that hearts and lives will continue to be transformed and healed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Interests & Specialties
Jim began working with Information Technology (IT) in 1978 and has spent the majority of his career in the Financial Industry. He obtained his PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 2009. In 2013, Jim completed the Southwest Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Management School held at TCU. Jim has experience working with marriage, divorce, reconciliation, remarriage, parenting, custodial and non-custodial parenting and step-parenting, budgeting & time management, home & family and relationship issues as well as addictions, substance abuse, and grief/loss.
In 2000, Jim and his wife, Donna, blended a family and have six adult children and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys reading and being outdoors with neighbors, family and friends.