Jim Cato

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Cedarville University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Jim Cato

Associate Vice President of Christian Ministries


Jim serves as the executive director of HeartSong ministries, a role he has held for the past 26 years. He has been involved in leading church music for over 35 years, as well as teaching worship seminars at conferences and in local churches. Jim earned a BA in Music from Cedarville University and a Bible Diploma from Faith Baptist Bible College. He has also served in the Ohio Army National Guard Band for 25 years. He and his wife, Melody, of 31 years, have three children.


  • Favorite Verse : Psalm 9:1
  • Education : I'm a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College and Cedarville University
  • Favorite Food : Ice cream
  • Favorite Book : "Real Worship" by Warren Wiersbe
  • Favorite Sport : College basketball
  • Favorite Place To Visit : Moscow, Russia
  • Unusual Fact : I've been in the Ohio Army National Guard Band for 20 years
  • Ministry Facts : I have been in church music ministry for over 30 years
  • Favorite Thing To Do : Cruising the Caribbean with my wife