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Biographical Sketch: Evangelist Jim Wilson


2001 Doctor of Sacred Laws and Letters, Covington Theological Seminary - Rossville, GA
1988 Doctor of Divinity - Criswell College - Dallas, Texas
1970 Master of Divinity - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Louisville, Kentucky
1966 Bachelor of Arts - Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois


Profession of Faith: 1957 - Macon, Mississippi
Called to Preach: 1963 - Honey Rock Camp, Wisconsin
Licensed: 1966 - First Baptist Church, Dothan, AL
Ordained: 1968 - Beth Haven BC., Louisville, KY


After serving eleven years, from 1972 - 1983, in Vocational Evangelism and pastoring churches from 1983 - 1989, Jim Wilson re-entered vocational evangelism April 1, l989, with an average of 35 weeks of Evangelistic work each year in foreign countries, prisons, united Crusades and churches. All together, Jim Wilson has preached over 1,000 Evangelistic Meetings to nearly 4 million people, with more than 700,000 total decisions for Christ. Currently, he has ministered in 43 different countries of the world leading mission teams to conduct medical clinics, pastor training in evangelism and city-wide crusade meetings.


Jim Wilson Evangelistic Association, Inc., Orlando, FL
President/Evangelist 1989 to Present

First Baptist Church, Beaumont, TX, Sr. Pastor 1986-1989:

  • Worship attendance grew from 600 to 900
  • Largest number of Baptisms in 22 years (159 in 1987)
  • Quadrupled TV viewing audience from 6% of the market to 28% of the TV viewing market (ABC affiliate)
  • Renovation of Worship Center (goal of $1.4 million), pledges of $1.9 million over 3 years
Delaney Street Baptist Church, Orlando, FL, Sr. Pastor 1983-1986:
  • Growth of 600 new members in 3 years
  • 350 Baptisms
  • Church income grew from $500,000 to $800,000
First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL, Associate Pastor 1970-1972

Hill Grove Baptist Church, Guston, KY, Pastor 1968-1970

Beth Haven Baptist Church, Louisville, KY, Youth Minister 1966-1968

  • Founded the Jim Wilson Evangelistic Association, Inc. in 1972
  • Conducted 500 Crusades
  • Preached face-to-face to over 2 million listeners (not including school assemblies and TV)
  • Recorded over 200,000 total decisions for Christ
  • Overseas Projects: Beginning with South Korea in 1975, preached the gospel in 11 countries until 1983
  • Conducted 64 prison Crusades in 8 years (Florida Correctional Institutions) as founder of "Inmate Encounters" in 1979
  • Departed Vocational Evangelism to become a pastor in 1983
  • Clinical Pastoral Care Program
  • Chaplain, Central State Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • Staff Evangelist, Parkway Baptist Church, Orlando, FL
  • WIN (Witness Involvement Now) Schools, Teacher
  • Trustee Board, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY (10 yrs)
  • Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism, Preacher/Teacher
  • Hour of Decision International Radio Program, Guest Speaker
  • Christ for the World Television Ministry, Guest Speaker (5 weeks)
  • Preached the gospel in 28 countries of the world
  • Started "Partners in Global Missions", a non-profit ministry in needy countries throughout the world
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Outstanding Americans in the South
  • Republic of South Korea, Government Appreciation Award
  • Vice President of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (1982-83)
  • Program committee member, International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists, Amsterdam, 1984 and 1986 and "Amsterdam 2000" (Sponsored by BGEA for 10,000 itinerant evangelists world-wide)
  • Feature article on "Overseas Evangelism" in Decision Magazine.

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