Teaching Pastor, Senior Pastor Emeritus

Jim and Triceine have been in the ministry for 50 years, after childhoods in West Virginia and Ohio. They moved to Columbus in 1968, following five years of pastoral and travelling evangelistic ministries throughout the United States. Jim led the church as senior pastor for almost 40 years, including the establishment of Worthington Christian Schools, several building additions, and many people coming to faith in Christ and subsequent spiritual growth. He is well known as a Bible teacher, including a radio ministry known as Right Start. He graduated from Grace College, where they met, and then received several degrees from Grace Seminary. The Custers have three married children and ten grandchildren.