Jim Minor has been preaching and teaching the good news of the kingdom for more than forty years. He is currently the senior pastor of The Harvest Church in Sarasota, Florida, which he planted with his wife, Peggy, in 1984. The church is an integrated congregation that has blessed tens of thousands of people with its outreach. The ministry includes Free Indeed Food Bank and Acts 5th Ave., sources of food and clothing for the needy. Jim also founded Harvest House, a residential, faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center for men, and Esther's Place, a similar center for women. The 130-bed capacity is always filled to overflowing. Another 120 beds in apartments and single-family homes are filled with formerly homeless mothers with children. Recently, local Sarasota authorities asked The Harvest Church to be one of the lead agencies in providing housing for the homeless population on the west coast of Florida. Jim and Peggy have five children and six grandchildren, all of whom are serving the Lord with their parents in Sarasota.