Jim has served as a pastor in Missouri and Arkansas since 1993. We both graduated from Alvin High School in Alvin, TX in 1976. We have know each other since the 7th grade, and were high school sweethearts. We were married at Heights Baptist Church in Alvin Texas just 2 months after graduating from high school.
Teresa is a Registered nurse and her passion is teaching women and childrn. She also loves medical missions in the Maluti Mountains. Jim graduated from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, AR, in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries and attended Midwestern Theological Seminary. He has a passion for the Word of God and pours his life in the training of national pastors and church leaders. We are church planters in Lesotho, Africa.
It is impossible to believe, but we have 6 children! We have 3 grown sons: Jim, Jason, and Josh. All 3 are married and have great wives. I tease them about having “married up!” We also have 3 daughters: Gracie was adoped from India in 2001, and Anna and Rebekah from Haiti in 2006. Jim is married to Sara, and they have 4 children. Abby, Ellie, JD, and Kolby. Jim is a bi-vocational pastor at Lone Star Baptist in Willard, MO. He is also the head girls fast-pitch softball for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. Sara is a speech pathologist and works for the Pleasant Hope, MO school system. Jason is married to Kelly. Jason graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Criminology. Kelly is a certified personal trainer, and they both work for the Greene County Sherriff’s Department in Missouri. Jason and Kelly have one child, Tate, our youngest grandbaby. Josh is married to Stacy, and they are the parents of beautiful Mya Reese Flora. They are also adopting a sibling group from the country of Colombia. Josh is a high school teacher at Reeds Spring, MO, where he is an assistant girls fast-pitch softball coach and assistant baseball coach. Stacy works for the Branson School system in Special Education.
We are living in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho, Africa. We live in Katse Village in the Thaba Tseka district. We plan to move to Mokhotlong region in at some point. We will be planting churches in the villages in the mountains. Many villages are only accesible by 4 wheel drive, foot , horseback, and small aircraft.