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Jim Smith

Senior Pastor -

Jim came to SAHCC in June 2014.  He has lived in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and finally California, WHEW!  He was a Bible Theology major at Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College, and his M.Div, and D.Min from International Seminary. Jim and his wife Vicki have been married since 1978, and have four married children and 11 grandkids.  Jim has previously served as a youth pastor in Wisconsin and Michigan and as senior pastor in Apple Valley as well as here at the Heights.  He also currently serves as the President of Pacific Church Network, which he has led since 2006.  He loves all sports (playing and watching), but still claims that he is a below-average golfer, and just goes to make others feel better.  Some of his other favorite things are; The Amazing Race TV show, The Chronicles of Narnia, Armageddon (the movie, not the upcoming event), and playing practical jokes on people. Interesting fact: he once fainted while preaching (he had pneumonia).

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