Jim Herrington has been a pastor for 45 years. He has served as a denominational executive and pastor to pastors since 1989 where he first began coaching leaders. He has worked with hundreds of congregations from a variety of traditions around the challenges of personal and congregational transformation. In 1998 he became the founding Executive Director of Mission Houston, a ministry that works to build unity in the body of Christ across lines that would normally divide. In 2007 he co-founded Faithwalking, a spiritual formation ministry that equips people and congregations to live missionally. Today Faithwalking is an active ministry in the U.S., Canada, and Central America.
Jim speaks regularly in conferences on the topics of spiritual formation, adaptive leadership, family systems, and missional theology. He holds a D.Min in spiritual direction and spiritual formation from Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is the co-author of three books – Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide to the Transformational Journey, The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation, Learning Change: Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal
Jim lives in Houston and has been married to his best friend, Betty, for 46 years. They have five children and six grandchildren.