Bios: Jim Presnell

Jim Presnell is our lead teaching pastor.  Jim and his wife Cindy and some of their friends decided to “step off the cliff” two years ago and move to Lawrence to start a new faith journey that has become Rock Hill.  Jim considers himself an old guy (53) doing young man’s work (church starting) but he and Cindy have a lot of help – they are surrounded by an incredible group of men and women who bring their unique gifts and passions into the formation and development of this community.  Jim loves collaboration and teamwork.

This isn’t Jim’s first rodeo.  He helped start a church in Wichita, Kansas in 1990 and served there for 23 years until the move to Lawrence.   In 2001 he founded a leadership development process designed to help emerging leaders discover their passions and put them into play in the world.  Jim grew up the son of a car salesman and a piano teacher in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee.  He enjoys biking, bluegrass, baseball and living a quiet, contemplative life when he can.