Jim Barnhart
Associate Pastor
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Jim and his wife Karen have been members of Miner Baptist Church since September of 1998. Jim joined Miner after serving as a Bi- vocational Pastor since 1980 in Southern Illinois and Charleston, Mo. Jim spent those years working also selling Life Insurance and Mutual Funds.
 
In the fall of 2000, Jim was asked to come on staff part time to help in hospital visits and in the Spring of 2002 came on staff full time as Associate Pastor with responsibilities as Church Administrator, Missions Pastor, and Education Director.
 
Jim is very active in Missions. He leads or directs several Mission trips annually as well as has served as one of the trustees for the International Missions Board of the SBC. Jim is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.A. in Political Science, a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary with a Masters Degree in Theology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
 
Jim and Karen have two beautiful daughters. Jessica is an ICU Nurse in Panama City, Florida. Kari is a private banker in the music industry for Fifth Third bank in Nashville, Tn.