Having served for seven years as Associate Pastor at Barrington Baptist Church, Jim and Gail’s prayer was to return and minister in the city where Jim grew up.
They’ve been appointed to work with the people of Faith and Hope Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island, building upon and expanding the ministry John and Sue Slaiger began over 32 years ago. Faith and Hope Baptist Church ministers to the poorest of the poor in that community.
Jim grew up in a very low-income family himself. At the age of 13, he was involved in a serious boating accident that claimed the life of his brother. It was while Jim was struggling in the water that he was saved both physically and spiritually.
Gail met Jim as a teenager shortly after accepting the Lord as her Savior and has worked in ministry with him ever since.
Jim and Gail have been married since 1975. They have 4 adult children, a new daughter-in-law and have been blessed to have had opportunities to serve as foster parents – presently to a young boy. They love family time, walks on the beach and caring for others.
Isaiah 58:7-8 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.