Pastor Jim Neville
Vice President, New Wine Ministries International, Inc.
Pastor At Large, DeLand, Florida
- Jim was ordained as a pastor on January 28,
2007. While this was a "life
changing" event in his life, Jim feels the Lord had been preparing him for
this ministry for many years.
- After completing a Bachelor of Science in
Education degree, he began a career as an elementary school teacher. Seven years later, having earned a Master of
Education degree, Jim was appointed to his first job as an elementary school
principal. He continued to serve in this
capacity in several schools in central Florida for 24 years.
- Several years after he retired from his public
school work, a second career in education opened for him at the university
level. He served for eight years on the
faculty at the University of Central Florida as an instructor training future
teachers. It was during this time, while
he was serving as an elder at New Wine Fellowship, that the Lord began calling
Jim toward the ministry. His work at the
church had increased and involved a great deal of pastoral care. He needed ordination to enable him to fully
do all that God was calling him to do.
- Retiring a second time, Jim became a student in
the New Wine Ministries' School of Theology.
Upon completion of the program and ordination, Pastor Jim began a third
career which he plans to continue until God calls him home. As Pastor Wayne once told him years ago,
"God doesn't have a retirement plan."