About Jim - Jim Critcher
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About Jim

Jim Critcher is a true rennnaise man. He is, for example, a skilled classical musician who trained under world-renowned guitarist Christopher Parkening. Jim has taught guitar at a number of universities and performed on many a stage. He once owned a studio and during that time served as engineer, session player, and producer on dozens of recordings.


He writes, works with wood, collects concert guitars, reads widely, travels broadly and has a gourmet appreciation for food.


Jim is best known, perhaps, as an international speaker of humor, deep insight into human nature, and fiery passion for God. He is often in Africa, Asia or South America calling people to their best or inspiring activists to change their world.


Jim’s gifts of insight and counsel have placed him at the side of many prominent leaders. It is not uncommon for him to be speaking with the head of a nation one day and with top college students the next day. He is a trusted voice of wisdom and yet a man with an endearing common touch.


He served for many years as the Senior Pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, but he now serves as the Executive Pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia a church of thousands just outside the Beltway of Washington DC. Grace Covenant is part of the Every Nation family of churches, in which Jim is a respected leader. He is a fan of emerging artists, good writers, and great books. (Click here for his latest recommendations.)


Jim would say that his proudest achievements are his 37-year marriage to Angie, their two grown children, their two undeniably perfect grandsons, and their precious granddaughter.