Meet the Days
Pastor Jim and wife, Barbara
Pastor Jim and Barbara enjoy a large family with four children, eleven grandchildren and at this point, six great-grandchildren.
Jim was born in Evansville, Indiana. Barbara was born in East Prussia, at that time a province of Germany. As a child, Jim attended an Evangelical and Reformed church, though he claims “They were neither Evangelical or Reformed”. He came to faith in Christ in 1966. Barbara's earliest days included attending a Baptist church that met in a German school house where her uncle was the pastor. Barbara's family immigrated to the U.S. while she was in the first grade, and she came to know Christ at a young age. The Days met at a church social.
Three years after their marriage, Jim entered Bible School in Canada, and Barbara earned her “PHT” there. (That’s “Putting Hubby Through). He was a freshman and she was the school’s music professor.
They now enjoy spending time with family especially camping and fishing. They also enjoy playing violin duets, and have certainly enjoyed the years of ministry God has allowed them to be part of.
Jim entered vocational Christian ministry in 1973, and over the past 42 years has served in a variety of church ministries. Eight of those years he was a Bible teacher and Vice Principal with Christian Unified Schools in San Diego. Previous to “retiring” in Sonora, Jim spent 15 years as an Associate Pastor at Calvary Community Church in Manteca, California and for 11 of those years was Senior Chaplain for the Manteca Police Department, a ministry he founded in 2003.
The Days began attending the Journey Church in 2014, and he agreed to be our pastor in January of 2015.
If you have any questions or comments for the pastor, you can contact him using this form.