Jim and Shirley are 1978 graduates of Olivet University near Chicago. An accomplished organist, Jim graduated with a B.A. in Business and Music Theory, and worked for General Foods Corp., while Shirley graduated with a B.S. in Engineering Physics, and worked as a Nuclear Test Engineer for Commonwealth Edison.
However, in 1984 they felt His leading them into a full-time music ministry. Over the next 32 years, they performed more than 3000 concerts across 46 states and in 18 denominations, and their music has been used worldwide.
Their repertoire spans a variety of styles--from the contemporary sound of the Coasts, to southern gospel, to the traditional and inspirational in the Midwest. From a technical standpoint, their performing full-time developed a professional rapport that allowed audiences to feel at ease and enjoy their presentation. But most importantly, every song was introduced and sung in a spirit that is Christ-centered and personally understood by each individual in attendance.
Today, Jim and Shirley no longer sing full time and enjoy a slower pace that allows them to be home more and see their grandchildren often. They reside in Indiana.