Jim Edwards is a native of Washington State, born in Kirkland in 1960 and raised in Snohomish.  He is a 1985 graduate of Puget Sound Christian College where he met his wife, Penny, of Amity, OR.  They were married in December of 1984 and have two sons, Gabriel and Benjamin, and a daughter, Samantha.

Jim was ordained to the ministry of the gospel at Central Christian Church, Snohomish, WA in September of 1985.  He received his M.A.R. degree from Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1998.

Jim and his family lived in Bend, Oregon from 1998-2004 where they were involved in planting Real Life Christian Church.  Jim served there as Associate Minister of Worship.  Jim was called to First Christian Church as Pastor in February of 2004.

Jim's hobby is building and flying model airplanes as shown in photo.  He received his Private Pilot's License in 2007 so that he can now fly full size single engine airplanes.