Jim’s music ministry is a hybrid of concert and worship, where the Gospel flows through the entire set as a story introducing others to Jesus, salvation, restoration, and God’s expectation of His people to join Him in this mission. He combines his testimony, theological studies, worship leading and preaching gifts with music that has been well received by all generations. His sound is comparable to Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, and Matt Maher. In May 2011, Jim released his debut album Shine Like A Light that includes thirteen original songs written for the local church. It is passionate, theologically rich, and accessible. His new album, Good News, was recently released June 2013.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Depending on the needs of the audience/group, Jim can create a full band concert or an intimate acoustic set that is geared towards an engaging concert proclaiming truth or an evening of worship proclaiming truth and response. Jim has played for youth ministries, in coffee shops, and large churches diverse in age. He loves teaching through his songs in a storyteller style as fits the occasion. He is a pastor and is willing to teach midway or throughout events, or just be background music. Jim loves to engage with the crowd, hear peoples stories, and find ways to make the event relational between audience and himself.
Additional Booking Notes
Jim has sound equipment for small acoustic settings, but would need this to be taken care of for larger venues and/or full band. He would also rely on venues equipment for lighting, staging, projection.
Jim is able to minister for 30 minutes to 2 hours, based on the needs of the venue and participants. He prefers to play original songs off his two albums, but also incorporates popular songs to incorporate the audience.
Influences & Inspiration
Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Steve Fee, Paul Baloche, Bon Jovi, Mat Kearney, Train, Lincoln Brewster, George Strait, Lecrae, Shane and Shane
Grand Rapids, MI
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