The Resilient Beauty of Brokenness:
Join me on an extraordinary journey of hope and restoration as I blend the power of music, art, and storytelling to convey how God brings healing through tragedy. Through soul-stirring vocals, evocative visuals, and captivating narratives, I delve into the depths of grief, showing how it can be a catalyst for growth and resilience. Let’s explore the transformative power of faith and witness the beauty that emerges from life’s most challenging chapters.
Storyteller: As a young father, Jim turned to writing as a way of working through his grief after the death of his one-week-old daughter Michelle. His books include Blind Sight, a gripping novel about mind-control cults, and Terror by Night the true story of how God used a scorched page from a book to restore the faith of a man whose family had been murdered.
Jim’s background in ministry and theology enable him to bring a solid Biblical perspective to his messages. He holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in creative writing and journalism from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Singer: Jim has been singing ever since he can remember although it wasn’t until he was fifteen that he worked up enough courage to actually sing in front of people. His first “concert” was for a small group of parents and children at the local public library. Since that day, he hasn’t looked back. In his programs, Jim frequently sings the music and particularly the “story songs” of Ken Medema (www.kenmedema.com).
Chalk Artist: Jim has been doing performance chalk artistry (sometimes called “chalk art” or “chalk talk”) for since1978 when he was a youth pastor in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In 1986, he began studying under the dean of chalk artists, Rev. Ding Teuling. Jim attended Ding’s chalk art workshops for eight consecutive years. Over the last 40-plus years, Jim has drawn in churches, conferences, camps, and prisons across the U.S.