He has the privilege to serve as the senior pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan where his main responsibility is to lead others in worship of God.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Theology in New Testament and Pastoral Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Oxford in England.
In addition to published articles and book reviews, he is the author of God Told Me, The Gift of Church and Being Conformed to Christ in Community.
Lisa Samra is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, Jim’s wife and the mother of four children.
She has the privilege of being a full-time mother and a full-time volunteer at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and somehow God works out the math. Her main responsibility at Calvary is to support her husband in his role as senior pastor, which looks different from week to week. She also has the joy of overseeing the Women’s Leadership Development Forum, a ministry dedicated to equipping women to be godly leaders in the local church.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas and a Master of Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.