The International Pentecostal Holiness Church acknowledges the Senior Pastor as God’s appointed leader of the local church. The Senior Pastor is vitally important in the expansion of the kingdom of God and the promotion of church growth in the local congregation. The Senior Pastor’s first concerns shall be to live a worshipful, biblical lifestyle out of which he preaches God’s Word, leads in the nurture of believers, wins the lost to Christ, and leads in worship.
Pastor Jim serves as Senior Pastor of Baker's Chapel PHC. His professional degrees include a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management & Finance from Bluefield State College, a Master of Arts (MA) in Bank Management from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts (MA) & Master of Divinity (MDIV) in Professional Ministry from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) in Professional Ministry from Liberty University.
His ministry accomplishments include serving in pastoral ministry for over 25 years, serving on the IPHC Appalachian Conference Discipleship Council, and serving on the IPHC Executive Council of the Appalachian Conference.
Along with his beautiful wife, Melinda (Kitten), they are passionately dedicated to discipling others. Under their leadership, our church has grown and reached new heights. They have two sons, Aaron and Brandon. Their son, Aaron, is married to Sydney.