Jim Divine has a passion for seeing people on the fringe of the church become deeply committed followers of Christ. Jim has been in ministry for over 27 years. During his first years in ministry, Jim and his wife Loida served as missionaries in Central Mexico as part of a church planting team. Since that time, Jim has now spent over 20 years in the United Methodist Church, serving in the Florida Annual Conference. During his time within the Florida United Methodist Church Jim has worked for three years within an urban church, helping it work through a process of revisioning, and has launched two new ministries.
The first of these ministries, The Coffee Pub, was launched in Tallahassee, Florida in 1994 as a non-traditional missional ministry geared primarily to reach college students and "mid-twenty-somethings". In 2013 Jim started working as the campus pastor for New Covenant UMC, launching a new campus, Lake Deaton Campus, now Lake Deaton UMC.
Jim and his wife, Loida are both Clergy in the United Methodist Church and are Co-Pastors of Lake Deaton UMC. They are blessed to have three adult children and three granddaughters.