Pastor Jim graduated from Trinity Bible Institute (1976) with a degree in Bible Ministerial and Central Bible College (1977) with a degree in Bible. He has been in full-time pastoral ministry since then. Currently he also serves as ElderCare Chaplain for the Two Harbors Christian Ministerial Association and is a member of the secondary faculty at Lakeview Christian Academy in Duluth, MN. Pastor Jim is also involved in many community organizations and activities.
He has been married to Barbara for over 30 years. Together they have pastored churches in South Dakota and Minnesota. The Josephs have three grown children and two wonderful granddaughters- Mackenzie and Aubrynn. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Stephen Lawhead are some of Pastor Jim’s favorite authors. He enjoys reading and photography.