executive & groups Pastor
At 16 years old, Jim began to attend church at Central Baptist Temple (aka: CrossPoint Church). After a few months, he put his faith in Christ and has been here ever since. He feels very, very blessed to have been a part of the church family here in Huntington Beach for all these years.
Jim graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Theology with a Youth Emphasis. He also has Masters credits from Liberty University and Chafer Theological Seminary.
Jim married Tomoko in 1989. They have 5 sons: Luke, Joshua, Matthew, Noah and Jacob. They love to hang out together and especially enjoy the beach, movies, bbq, football, surfing, bike riding, watching sporting events live and an TV, etc.
As Executive Pastor, he currently heads up Groups ministry, helping group leaders and members get the most out of group life at CrossPoint. He is serving as Next Steps Leader, and he helps with various ministry teams along with campus maintenance and improvements.
His favorite verse is Romans 5:8, which says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Jim has been on mission trips to Mexico and Japan. If he could go anywhere in the world, he’d go to Spain. Jim likes to read books on ministry and leadership. His favorite authors are Jim Putman, Avery Willis, John MacArthur, Jim Collins, Patrick Lencioni, Mark Miller and Malcom Gladwell.