Jimbo family with text

We made the announcement yesterday that God has blessed us with a new member to our staff leadership team. Jimbo Watson and his family will be joining us in mid-November. He will be serving as our Associate Pastor for Student Ministry and Community Ministry. This addition of Jimbo gives us the opportunity to increase our ministry impact in the Halls community and help more people take their next steps of faith with Jesus.

Student ministry families (students and parents) will have a meet and greet dinner with Jimbo and his family on Wednesday night, November 14th. We will introduce them to our church on Sunday, November 18th.

Here’s more info on Jimbo and his family… 

Jimbo was born and raised in the Halls community. After graduating from Halls in 1999, he went on to play college baseball and lived out his dream of playing at the University of Tennessee.  However, something was always was missing from his life.  It wasn’t until he answered the call to enter ministry that life had purpose and meaning like never before as he fulfilled his calling to serve God. There is a deep passion for discipleship in Jimbo, to share the gospel, to love on people and build relationships with students to help them find their true identity in Christ.

Jimbo has degrees in ministry from Johnson University and a masters from Campbellsville University and is currently in classes at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to The Grove, Jimbo has served as student pastor at two different churches.  Jimbo and his wife, Melissa, who is an elementary school teacher, have a family of 6 with 4 children: Makenzi, Fischer, Coleman, and Brooks.  As a family, they enjoy the outdoors and camping and all kinds of sports…  And of course, GO VOLS!!