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My Story

My name is Jimmy. I was born-and-raised in the rust belt, right outside of Youngstown, Ohio. After a few years in coastal North Carolina, I’ve been back home for about 15 years now. I’m married to my best friend, Ashley. We have two crazy boys and a beautiful little girl. I love the outdoors, a good cup of coffee, working in my wood shop, Chipotle burritos, and all things Cleveland sports.

For more than seven years now, I’ve been blessed to be a part of the staff team at First Christian Church in the Pro Football Hall of Fame city of Canton, Ohio. As the Executive Pastor, I lead our team of amazing and talented staff members, cast vision, coach and invest in leaders, and set goals and strategies to move our church forward toward our vision of showing our community that Jesus is for all people. I love our church and I’m so proud of our team.

I also love speaking and teaching people about Jesus and how to understand and connect His Word with everyday life. This blog is where I write about what I’m learning about leadership, following Jesus, being a husband and a dad, and how Jesus speaks to all of it. I hope something you read here challenges, inspires, or blesses you.


What I say is true, and you should fully accept it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. But I was given mercy so that in me, the worst of all sinners, Christ Jesus could show that he has patience without limit. His patience with me made me an  example for those who would believe in him and have life forever.”

– 1 Timothy 1:15-16




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