I was saddened to learn of Brother Jim's passing only just today. Brother Jim stands in my memory as a foundational figure who spoke of the Lord with the gifts of intelligence and insight. I always felt enriched and enlivened in spirit after listening to the remarkable messages delivered by Brother Jim with such passion and cadence. "This Is The Day That The Lord Hath Made" he would say to the congregation at Bethesda. My family truly loved this good man of God. I am eternally thankful that we were so blessed to have had brother Jim as our Pastor.