Pastor Jim and family moved to Fredonia during the summer of 2015 after serving a church in Niagara Falls, NY for nearly ten years. He’s a Western New Yorker through and through, hailing from the thriving metropolis that is small town Corfu, NY. Pastor Jim married his best friend Deb in 2001 and they have been blessed with four delightful daughters who ensure that there’s never a dull moment at home (and if you see him wearing a pink shirt, you’ll know why).  

He enjoys reading and truly loved the seven years he spent in school at Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary preparing to be a pastor. Early morning Hebrew classes birthed in him an appreciation for good coffee. Pastor Jim knew that God was calling him to be a pastor before he could legally drive, and he loves serving God’s people through the Church. He is passionate about helping people find life in Christ and allowing faith in the resurrected Jesus to permeate our everyday lives.