My name is Jimmy. I’m an Ohio boy, born-and-raised. After a few years living in the south, I’ve been back in the 330 for a little over a decade. I’m engaged to my best friend, Ashley. I love the beach, a good cup of coffee, Chipotle burritos, and Duke Blue Devils basketball.
I have the honor of working alongside an incredible staff team as the Executive Pastor at First Christian Church in the Hall of Fame city of Canton, Ohio. As the XP, I get to help develop leaders, cast vision, set goals, and plan strategies to help each of our ministry teams and leaders move forward and work together to achieve our mission to tell our community that Jesus is for all people. I love our staff, and I might be biased but I’d put them up against any other team on the planet…we have one of the best! It’s a privilege to get to lead and serve with them every day.
I also love teaching. I love to break down Scripture to make it easy for people to understand the wisdom and truth in God’s Word and connect it all with real, everyday life. I’m all about helping people understand that God has a lot of relevant things to say to them and that His love for them is real.
One of my favorite things is when I get the chance to speak. For several years now, I’ve been blessed with opportunities to speak to people of all ages. If you have an event coming up, I’d love to work with you on it. More info about that here.
More than anything, I love to learn. This blog is a place for me to share what I’m learning (usually the hard way) about life, leadership and ministry. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do hope and pray that something you find here will be meaningful to you in some way.