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.