Pastor Jim is our primary teaching & leading elder among 6 other men who serve as elders.
Prior to coming to MBC, he was the Director of Church Planting for the Allegheny District of the Evangelical Free Church, overseeing church-start projects in a 5-state area. Additionally, he was the founding pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Edinboro, PA, the Associate Pastor for Student Ministries & Eastern District Pastor to Youth Workers serving out of Cornerstone EFC in Annandale, VA. His first church was a church-plant in Saegertown, PA - Christ Evangelical Free Church - where he was the pastor responsible for ministry development. He has served as featured speaker in numerous locations. He has been a trainer and conference coordinator for Sonlife Ministries (Classic), and he has served on the National Team for both Student Ministries and Church-planting with the Evangelical Free Church of America. He has also served as a Christian School Administrator at French Creek Valley Christian School in Saegertown, PA. His undergraduate and graduate work was done at Lancaster Bible College, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership through Capital Seminary and Graduate School.