Pastor Jim was saved at a young age and called to the ministry at the age of 12. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, in 1993. Two weeks following his graduation, he married Dawn Fountain and the two embarked on their new ministry life. They served as Youth Pastor in Chicago, IL until they were led back to Jim's hometown of Topeka, KS. After almost 2 years of service there, God moved them to start a church in Missoula, MT. They ministered in Montana until God called Jim, Dawn and their 5 children to the great state of Washington in 2004, where he still continues to pastor here at Liberty. Jim has a passion for his Lord, his family, and the souls of people. He desires to see people brought to Christ and taken through discipleship. Outside of ministry, his hobbies are fishing and building and spending some down time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.