Jim was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. His family moved to Atlanta when he was one, so he considers himself a Georgian. He graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Business. In 2007 after 30 years, he retired from General Motors. His call to the ministry has been a life long journey. In 1998, he answered God’s call. He recently completed a Course of Study at Emory’s Candler School of Theology. Jim and Sheila have been married for 38 years and have two children Adam and Kimberly Lee and two grand-daughters Madeline (Maddie) and Peyton.