Jim Smith

Jim Smith

I was born and raised in northern Minnesota and moved into the Twin Cities area after I finished grade school. I have a
wife, six kids and two grandsons, all whom I adore. I owned a brick and stone masonry business for years, but my faith in
Jesus Christ has driven me to my most fulfilling pursuits: God’s captivating love for myself and others, and passion to
serve people so they will know God and experience His goodness on a personal level. My faith drives me.
I have a strong faith in Jesus, a compassionate heart for people, and a fervor to make a difference in the world.

I moved to the Phoenix metro area with my wife in 2018 so we could be closer to family. What I like most about Phoenix is 1) the people, 2) the people and 3) the sunshine. I am grateful for my time here at Lakeview United Methodist Church and for the wonderful people here who call it home.

Training and Education:
The House School of Ministry – Certificate
International Association of Healing Rooms – Prayer Minister Certificate
International Association of Healing Rooms – Director’s Certificate
Minnesota Realtor – License
Special Interests:
I love traveling, drinking good coffee and wines, making barbecue and driving with the top off my Jeep on sunny days. I
enjoy playing a good game of cribbage, and spending time with friends and family.
Getting to Know the Staff:
What is your favorite Scripture? –  Isaiah 61:1-2
What’s your favorite family tradition? –  Making my kids special meals for their birthdays.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? –  Skydiving.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? – New Zealand and more!
What is your favorite movie? – Shawshank Redemption.