Our Pastor

Reverend Doctor Jim Menninger has been the pastor at Columbia Baptist Church since December 2015.  Reverend Jim is an inspirational leader and an excellent orator who speaks with a passion for life. He is dedicated to inspiring adults to guide them in their spiritual and personal growth and has a unique ability to create a warm and positive learning environment. Reverend Jim is knowledgeable in working with small groups ministry and the understanding of the human experience.

Jim’s background includes a wealth of spiritual leadership and community service/relations. He was Adjunct Associate Professor of Religion at Wilmington College and is currently the Executive Director of Wesley Campus Ministry at Miami University. He has ministered with missionaries from Germany and the Philippines and his current and past ministries with campus life and local community is numerous and widely varied.

Reverend Jim’s education includes a B.A. from Princeton University, and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry are from Ashland University. His further studies have included the University of Cincinnati, The Menninger Foundation, University of Arizona and the University of Vienna.