About The Author

Dr. & Mrs. CollinsDr. Jim Collins is the retired Senior Pastor Emeritus of Atlanta’s Peachtree Christian Church where he provided ministry to a growing congregation for twenty-one years.  He received his B.A. and B.D. degrees at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.   He completed a two year advanced course in Clinical Pastoral Education in the Georgia Regional Mental Hospital in Atlanta.

During his 50 years of active ministry, he served as Senior Pastor of six Christian churches (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas.  He was President of the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta and held many positions of leadership on district and regional boards including the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Network, Peachtree Christian Childtown and the Christian College of Georgia.  His signature ministry is preparing couples for Christian marriage and conducting more than 2,200 wedding ceremonies. 

In 1995, Dr. Collins received the George Washington Valley Forge Honors Medal from the National Awards jury for the sermon “The Good of America”.  It won the National Excellence in Communications Award.

Dr. Collins is married to the former Sandra Bacon of Hinesville, Georgia.  They have two grown daughters, Leslie and LeAnne and two wonderful grandchildren.  They delight in travelling with friends and Church members to different places around the world.  They have organized and led Christian groups to more than 30 nations, and have taken groups to the Holy Land nine times.  They believe that God is worthy of our love and best efforts in serving others with compassion.  Their key scripture for daily living is Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always…”

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