After coming to faith in Christ while a peace-time fighter pilot, just after the Vietnam era, Jim spontaneously began to share his faith with others. He became more excited about Jesus than about jets, so he left the Air Force to serve with the International Commission, Inc. Jim traveled throughout 34 nations – personally sharing Christ and leading teams of people to do likewise.
In 1988, he received a Master'ss degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and has been trained in Evangelism Explosion, Continued Witness Training, and Share Jesus Without Fear. Because his primary gifts are encouragement and evangelism, Jim has led people to Christ while in church, in their homes, on the street, over the phone, on airplanes, via email and through his book, “When Faith Takes Flight”, which will be included in this course.
Later he served as a national missionary with the Home Mission Board, SBC, and then as Minister of Missions in the “key church” planting network.
In 1995 he was called to Bear Valley Church in Denver, Colorado, where he served for 21 years, mostly in the role of Senior Pastor of this dynamic church. During all these years he personally baptized nearly 1,000 people, in churches, swimming pools, rivers, oceans, and even in Israel – in the Jordan River.
You will certainly enjoy his lessons, because Jim is a dynamic and enthusiastic speaker with decades of experience and a great heart for anyone who wants to learn to share the gospel.
Senior Pastor, Bear Valley Church in Denver, Colorado
1995 to 2016
When Faith Takes Flight
The professors that teach the Associate Degree of Ministry Online Program hold advanced degrees from the most prestigious Bible Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities in the world including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Baptist University, and Gateway Seminary. Lucent selects professors based on their faithfulness to the Scriptures, their academic background, lifetime achievements, and their talent to deliver dynamic classes.