Pastor Jim Bauman

Education: B.A., Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1964; M.A. Cantab., Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1970; M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, 1970.

Personal Info: Born in Decatur, Illinois. He has four adult children and three grandchildren.

Enjoys: Swimming, time by lakes and oceans, walking, cooking out for family and friends, working with words (including composing hymns).

What I Love About My Job: Sharing in the lives of other Christians, observing how their faith sustains them in difficult times or brings them abundant life. Also, preaching a helpful sermon or teaching a life-changing Bible class. Being useful to God.

Bible Verse With Special Personal Meaning: Psalm 27:1, which I chose as my Confirmation verse.
"The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"