New Pastor begins in July
Jim Perdue began as pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Jim is married to Neva Thorn. On June 30 they celebrated 51 years of marriage. They have 4 grown children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The family is scattered over Kentucky, Iowa and Arizona. Jim and Neva live on the east side of Tucson with their youngest daughter, her daughter and her husband, and their daughter. (Yes, that’s 4 generations under one roof.)
Jim has a BA in philosophy from Morris Harvey College in Charleston, West Virginia and a Maters of Divinity magna cum laude from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is a member of the United Methodist Church’s Academy for Spiritual Formation. He recently retired from 21 years as a missionary with Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. He is an ordained elder in that church and member of the Iowa Conference.
Jim’s hobbies include music listening (Jazz, tango, classical and blues), painting (oils – landscapes and animals), and watching BritBox and romantic comedy movies (chick flicks) at home.
You can reach Jim by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook (Gauchojim Perdue), or cell phone (480) 392-1672. Contact him if you need pastoral attention, are interested joining the church or becoming a Christian, or just a friend to listen to.
You can call him Rev. Jim or Jim.
Jim Perdue was appointed by Bishop Bob Hoshibata of the Desert Southwest Conference to be the minister in charge at Trinity United Methodist Church, Bisbee, AZ, effective July 1, 2018. Jim is the new minister of our church, having recently retired as a missionary for Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. While there, he built networks of agencies within Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico supporting the rights and caring for the needs of those forced to migrate out of those areas seeking safe refuge for themselves and...read more
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