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Jim Drake
Works at Parkview Baptist Church
Attended Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Lives in Princeton, WV
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2 Differences Leaders Build Together
If you’ve dealt with people at all, it’s not an
earth-shattering revelation to recognize that people are different. We all come
from different backgrounds, upbringings and value systems. And as your
relationships begin to expand beyond your own culture, tho...
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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Closing the Loop - 2 More Keys to Effective Communication
When thinking about clear communication, it’s tempting to
put all the emphasis on the sender. But in reality, the onus for
communication is on the receiver as much as the sender. It reminds me of
the old saying about leadership. If a leader thinks he’s lead...
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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All of us can learn to become better communicators. Here's a start:
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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This week's sermon from Nehemiah 2:17-18.
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Happy Labor Day!
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When we begin to understand that our unity comes from Christ who saved us and commissioned us, then we can start to embrace our differences and leverage them the way God intends for us to.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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All the responsibility for effective communication doesn't fall on the sender. We have to be good receivers as well.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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Check us out on the web! Daily devotions, audio sermons, connect page and much more!
Parkview Baptist Church is a Bible believing Southern Baptist Church located in Bluefield, VA. We would love to have you come join us! New Lives Bringing New Life to Our Neighbors and the Nations
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2 Keys to Being an Effective Communicator
Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the concept of
leadership that we begin to mystify it. It’s very easy to think that developing
leadership skills is for somebody else. But in reality, each of us uses the tools
of leadership every day. The things that m...
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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Before anything can happen, you have to plan for it to happen. But there are some things you need to do BEFORE you start planning.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him ...
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Work
Occupation
Pastor
Skills
Leadership, Expository Preaching, Teaching
Employment
  • Parkview Baptist Church
    Pastor, 2014 - present
    Preach the Word, love the people!
  • West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists
    Church Planting Catalyst, 2012 - 2014
  • Brushfork Baptist Church
    Pastor, 2006 - 2011
  • United States Air Force
    1986 - 2006
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Princeton, WV
Previously
Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal - Gulfport, MS - Asheville, NC - Montgomery, AL - Vienna, WV - Grand Junction, CO - Casper, WY - Williston, ND - Lakewood, CO - Siloam Springs, AR - San Antonio, TX - Wichita Falls, TX - Kunsan Air Base, South Korea - Wiesbaden, Germany - Ramstein Air Base, Germany -
Story
Tagline
Love Jesus, love my wife, love my kids, love my church!
Introduction

Husband, daddy, pastor. Called by God, saved by Jesus, serving in the power of His Spirit. Passionate for pastoring the people of Parkview Baptist Church!

Bragging rights
Three kids, one grandson, a wife who loves me, and a Savior who died for me. That's all I need!
Education
  • Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
    MA in Religion, 2006
  • Liberty University
    BS Religion/Business, 2004
  • Community College of the Air Force
    AAS Instructor of Technology and Military Science, 2006
  • Community College of the Air Force
    AAS Personnel Administration, 2001
  • Community College of the Air Force
    AAS Electronic Systems Technology, 1999
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Gender
Male
Other names
James