Jim received his Doctor of Ministry and Master of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary (ATS) with a Certificate of Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He's an active member of the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) currently acting as the Student Relations Advisor for the online, self-paced Level 1 Certification program. Jim is also a congregational elder at The Austin Stone Northwest.
Jim completed The Austin Stone Development Program (ASDP) and Equipped to Counsel (ETC). Prior to moving to Austin, he completed a Pastoral Discipleship program at the Village Church Denton. Additionally, Jim has completed Brief Intensive Counseling (BIC) at Stone Gate Resources and is currently an apprentice with Twelve Stones Ministries.
Jim began his professional IT career in 1978 while studying Business Administration from McNeese State University. During that time, he received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and completed Southwest CUNA Management School at Texas Christian University’s Neely School of Business.