At the age of 19, Jim was radically saved and delivered from a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol. He has been passionately advancing the Kingdom of God ever since. For 6 years he was in full time Evangelistic Ministry in 38 states, Canada and Mexico. For the last 39 years, Jim and his wife, Brenda, have been in full time Pastoral Ministry in Kentucky, Missouri, California and Texas.
In 1983, Pastor Jim and Brenda answered the call of God to come to Vidor, Texas. Jim is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church and also a lecturer in American history at Lamar University.

At the young age of 7, Brenda began working in the Kingdom of God as a Sunday School Teacher and she has been working ever since. After marrying Jim in 1971, Brenda traveled with him bringing the Presence of God everywhere they went. After settling in Vidor, Texas,  she became a certified Christian counselor and opened Grace Counseling Services. Brenda has such a passion to see believers walking in wholeness in every area of their life.