Jimmy joined NTCC in 1989, and began teaching an adult Sunday school class soon after. In 1991 he offered to begin and lead a youth group and has done so since, serving as a youth pastor.
He served as a Deacon for 2 years, then as an Elder for 25 years.
Jimmy was ordained by the leadership of NTCC under Dale Morris in 2013.
He is married to Wendy Tickel, and they have one son, Seth.