Jim began his professional career as a high school athletic coach and teacher. In 1978 he left public education to pursue a career in full time service to the body of Christ. For the remainder of his life Jim served as a pastor, a church planter, a liaison for Intercessors for America and an international Bible teacher. Jim served as founding pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Stafford Virginia, planted along with his sons Sean and Matt in 1993.
Jim also served as founder and president of Harvest International Ministries — the worldwide outreach of Harvest Christian Fellowship. Jim’s ministry was welcomed in over thirty nations on six continents.
Jim is the author of the book “Sonship: The Path to Fatherhood”. He was recognized as a mentor and/or “spiritual father” to a number of pastors, ministry leaders and businessmen in the United States and throughout the world.