Jim Perry has been on staff since Easter Sunday of 2015. He comes to GSBC having served in many churches over the years as not only a musician, but also logging many hours behind the sound mixer, including three years as a tech director. He plays mainly guitar and bass, can fake it some on a keyboard or drum kit, played trumpet in college, and sometimes likes to noodle on an Irish whistle.
He grew up partly in Northern California, the son of a guitar playing father in an Assembly of God Church. Though he resisted following in his father’s footsteps, he finally discovered a love for the guitar at age 15, when he spent his last two years of High School in Southern Arizona under the care of his grandparents, and their Southern Baptist Church. He has remained mostly involved in Southern Baptist churches ever since. Here he also discovered a love for singing, which led him to Central Arizona College partly on a Choir scholarship. From there he entered into the Jazz Band and Drama departments, learned to arrange and conduct, and went on to the University of Arizona as a Music Major.
In 1996 he first came to Southern Indiana as a college summer missionary, where he met his soon-to-be wife Luci. He left college behind and they were married in 1998. It was a long road, but Jim finally surrendered to God’s call on his life to ministry, and became a part of GSBC in God’s perfect and mysterious timing. He lives in Georgetown with Luci and their three children (ages 14, 13 and 11). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.