Jim and Sandy have been in ministry for over 30 years, leading youth ministry and retreats, family ministry, and men’s ministry and women’s ministry and retreats.
Jim was in full-time ministry as an Associate Pastor during his last 10 years of ministry. Beyond the responsibilities of preaching and teaching the word,
Jim has worked with Gordan Conwell Theological seminary, involved in Cohorts to help aid in the revitalization of Churches in New England. Jim also worked with Liberty University and the Liberty Church Network to gather networks of pastors with the goal of church revitalization and share best practices.
Jim had the opportunity to be a break out speaker at the Refuel Conference at Liberty University to address pastors from all over the country on the topic of revitalization.
In 2018, Jim came into a revitalization work with MeetingHouse Church Mansfield, where he is now the Senior Pastor. The church was down to twelve people, and its closing was near. Jim and Sandy have started the ministry there with three basic objectives and trusting solely on God for the results:
1. The preaching of the word – Returning the pulpit to expository teaching of scripture to aid in the growth of the congregation.
2. Prayer – Instead of relying on programs, relying on God through asking and petitioning Him through corporate prayer, that we may experience God’s power and love for His church.
3. To the fellowship – To love our congregation with an unconditional love.
He has been married to his beautiful wife Sandy for 39 years. God blessed them with three children—Bruce O’Neill, Michelle Roache, and Stephanie O’Neill—a daughter- in law, Jenny O’Neill, and a son in law Matthew Roache. They have eight grand children ranging in age from five to thirteen years old.