Jim was born to Christian parents, who pastored a church in Taber Alberta. Like most children of the 80's Jim dreamed of one day being a Transformer. Jim grew up in Red Deer AB, eventually going to Alberta Bible College for his undergraduate work. Jim then moved to Halifax NS, where he entered into full time ministry as an associate pastor at Halifax Christian Church. He then met and married his wife Samara. In 2013 Jim and Samara had their first child Olivia. Even though his family loved the maritimes, they knew that God was calling them to other things. After accepting the call of the Lord, Jim became pastor here at SCC in 2015.