Jimmy joined the First Baptist Church staff as Minister to Preschool and Elementary Children in 2014. He served as Minister to Children at Lakeside Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas from 2011 until February 2014 when he joined First Baptist.
While in junior high school, Jimmy felt his call to ministry. Through internships with different churches throughout high school and college, God lead him toward children’s ministry and gave him a passion for seeing kids come to know Him and His love.
Jimmy grew up in Indiana and Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies as well as a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Dallas Baptist University. While in his first week of freshman orientation at DBU, he met his wife, Ashley, and they have been married since 2009.
Jimmy and Ashley have three children: Ezekiel (Zeke), Everley, and Judah. As a family, they enjoy hiking and camping – really anything that gets them outdoors! Jimmy is a big Texas Rangers baseball fan and enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family.
One of Jimmy's favorite things about First Baptist is gathering around the same scripture (Re:Verse) for worship each week. He feels like this creates a true family feel – even in a large church!