A native of Florida, Jim received his degree in Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1958. He was employed as an Aerospace Engineer on the East Coast where he worked on the Apollo Project. Jim received his Master of Theology in New Testament Greek at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1967 while pastoring Arlington Bible Church. He has since held pastorates in Iowa, Florida, Texas, Connecticut, New York, Missouri and Minnesota. He has served for 19 years on the Board of Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently pastoring at Grace Gathering in Llano, Texas. With his wife Phyllis Ann, Pastor Rose has led over 40 trips to the Holy Land and the Mediterranean. Jim has a love for missions and has spoken at conferences all around the world. Jim and Phyllis Ann have been married 63 years this year. They have two sons and twelve grandchildren.