Jim is also inspired by playing with other musicians. He finds that there is
a synergy that playing with other skilled musicians produces that often turns
into something exciting. His song, “Open Range” came about during a band
As with so many other creative followers of Christ, Jim went through a time of
trying to get his music to work inside the religious box. He tried to be a
worship leader and played keyboards for worship teams but found that the
context was “killing his heart.” He found that if a person wants to live
creatively, organized religion isn’t the place. He simply couldn’t be
himself. So, Jim stepped outside of the box and began a very interesting
journey with Father.
The funny thing is, that journey with Father took Jim right back to the box!
Jim has a real heart for people who are trapped by religious obligation. He
has no illusions about changing the wine skin, but he is constantly looking
for those who are in that setting but truly hunger for the One who is the
bread of life.
Jim finds that religion doesn’t allow people to wrestle with God or lament
before Him. Often times God uses Jim’s music to simply give people a voice to
lament before their Father. He has also found that religion doesn’t allow
people to live from the new heart that Christ has given them. Rather religion
constantly creates policies as a way to manage people’s sin. It is Jim’s
passion for people to know the new heart that Christ has already created in
them that brought about his nearly completed book, “Recover Your Good Heart:
Living free from religious duty and pressure.”
currently lives with his wife and children in Jacksonville, Florida. You can
learn more about Jim’s music on his website
And you can learn more about Jim’s book as well as follow his blog and listen
to his podcasts over on
Listen to some
samples from Jim's new CD 'Restoration'
This CD is now available for
purchase at our