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. Jim has invested much of time in working with men in small groups and one on one discipleship, mentoring, and counseling sessions applying biblical truths of the gospel into the realities of their daily lives. Jim and his wife are partners at The Austin Stone and completed the Austin Stone Institute Men’s and Women’s Development Program (MWDP) in 2016 and the Austin Stone’s Equip to Counsel class in 2017. Jim completed the Masters of Ministry (MMin) program in Biblical Counseling at Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2017.
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 Scripture. It is Jim’s hope that men’s 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 most 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. Jim has experience working with marriage, divorce, reconciliation, remarriage, parenting, custodial and non-custodial parenting, step-parenting, home and family relationship issues, addictions, substance abuse, and grief/loss.
Jim and his wife, Donna, blended a family in 2000 and have six adult children and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys reading and being outdoors with neighbors, family and friends