Jim grew up in East Texas. He has two degrees from Baylor University: a B.S. in Education and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. Jim realized in his late 20s that true joy could not be found in a career or anything that the world had to offer. That is when he made Jesus the Lord and Savior of his life, and his life has never been the same.
Jim and his wife, Shirley, have been married for over 30 years, and Lewisville has been their home for over 20 years. They have two grown children, Meredith and Zachary.
Jim was a judge for Denton County for over 25 years and was a prosecuting attorney for 12 years before that. He is a deacon at Lakeland and has taught Sunday School for 25 years. He has been the Chairman of the annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast since its inception in 2000. He feels a strong calling to share the love of Christ with the local community and has a passion for doing mission work.