Jim accepted the call to become the senior pastor of Pleasant Valley in November of 2018. Previously, Jim served as the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, VA, and Cherokee Creek Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC. Jim is also a Chaplain in the SC Army National Guard having served continuously since 2003. Jim's greatest desire is to help people become disciples of Christ and to teach them to obey the commands of Christ.
Jim was born and raised in the Charlotte area (Indian Trail). He became a Christian at age 9 and accepted the call to ministry as a teenager. He obtained his undergraduate and Master of Divinity degrees from Gardner-Webb University. Jim and his wife, Jennifer, have been married since 2005 and they have one daughter, Bella Grace. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and watching sports.
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