Brother Jim received his B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1968. He worked at Uniroyal footwear plant in Naugatuck, Connecticut, as an adhesives chemist, where he was converted to Christ on September 11, 1972. He began to witness for Christ within days of his dramatic conversion. The Lord has used our brother in street evangelism to lead many others to Christ and disciple some in street ministry throughout his forty-one years of knowing Him. He has pastored Rock Church of Fairfield, functioned as assistant pastor of Evangel Assembly of God in that town, conducted Bible studies for men in his home for four decades, and has led four men to Christ who currently pastor churches around the country. He is married to Tina Reynolds Michalek, who was numbered in the first waves of Loren Cunningham’s Youth with a Mission. They currently reside in their home in Fairfield, Connecticut.