Jim Walls, a native of Greenville, SC, serves as our Associate Pastor and has been on staff since May 2013. Prior to his arrival at First Baptist, Jim served as youth minister with churches in Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia. He earned a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Samford University. In his role, Jim’s main responsibility is supervision of the ministerial staff. Passionate about preparing young adults for vocational ministry, Jim also serves as a coach and consultant for the Center for Congregational Health. In his spare time, Jim enjoys gardening, playing the guitar, hunting, and visiting college football stadiums. Each fall, his family visits a new college stadium and becomes “fans for a day!” They have attended games at Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson, Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, UNC, Ole Miss, and Virginia. He is married to Susan and they have two boys, Allen and Bryan.