Jim Powell is the Lead Pastor at Richwoods Christian Church in Peoria, Illinois and Founder of the 95network—a non-profit network of churches and church leaders in churches under eight hundred in attendance.
When Jim joined Richwoods, the church weekly attendance was 65. In the subsequent years since Jim took the role as Lead Pastor, the church has experienced significant growth, and now has a weekly attendance of about 1400 across two campuses and four services. Jim has a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from Quincy University and an M.A. in Theology and Philosophy from Lincoln Christian Seminary. Jim speaks at conferences, provides coaching and consulting, and is the author of Dirt Matters. Jim and his wife, Stephanie, live in Peoria with their two children.