Jim serves alongside of local believers in one of West Africa’s largest and most influential cities to see a new center-city church planted with a population that is 95% Muslim. This new church will worship in the heart language of the people and live out the gospel of the Kingdom in community for the good of the whole city through various ministry platforms. Prior to moving to West Africa, Jim served as the senior pastor of a church in the North East for over 18 years and traveled often to West Africa for teaching and ministry collaboration with national church partners. He presently serves as the chairman of the board for the West African Reformed Mission, a partnering ministry that supports national church planting initiatives and theological education in West Africa. The heartbeat of Jim’s ministry is mentoring men for a life of Kingdom service that grows out of regular fellowship with the risen Jesus. Jim and his wife, Karen, live in West Africa with their younger three of six children.