Both the Old Covenant and New Covenant are marriage covenants, and they are likened to God's physical marriage covenant between a man and a woman. In the Old Covenant, the one who became Jesus Christ was the husband to ancient Israel, and in the new covenant He will marry the church. These marriage covenants are based on love – the love of a husband for his wife, the love of a bridegroom for his bride to be, and the love of the Father for both the bridegroom and the bride.
Jim serves as an elder in the Big Sandy (East Texas), Texarkana, TX, and Ruston, LA congregations. He and his wife Laurel also enjoy traveling and visiting other UCG congregations. He attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas from 1990 – 1994 and currently works in the IT department of a local hospital. He enjoys watching and playing sports, and loves working with children.