Pastor Jim Phillips was saved on Resurrection Sunday at an Independent Fundamental Baptist church in Central Michigan after returning home from his first three-year enlistment in the US army. After his second enlistment, he attended the Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, MI.
During his first 2 summers in bible college, he did mission work in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from the bible college, he started the Heritage Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant, MI in 1993 on an Indian Reservation. Since then, he has pastored many churches in Ohio and Texas as well.
For the past 20 years, he has been doing missionary work in the Nation of Israel and to the Jews scattered abroad. He started the Grace Bible Institute (free and online) which has had over 4,250 students who have taken classes over the recent years with hundreds of graduates. GBI has free advanced level degrees for those wishing to continue their education from a conservative, fundamental, and dispensational position, using only the 1611 King James Bible.
He is the founder and currently pastors the Grace Bible Church in Richmond, TX.