Jim has ministered as the Associate Pastor since September of 1996. Prior to joining the FBC staff, he served at Grace Bible Church of Marysville, Washington for 21 years. There, he oversaw building projects, scheduled Sunday school classes, led Bible studies, engaged in discipleship, provided counselling, managed a large bus ministry, and preached occasionally. Before devoting himself to a life of ministry in 1978, he owned Arlington Cascade Surveying and Engineering with his brother.
Jim and Cherie have three children (Jeff, Katherine, and Rajeana) and five grandchildren. For recreation, he enjoys: living on a lake, fishing, boating, swimming, working with his hands, gardening, landscaping, and building houses (four so far).