Proactive Ministries

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to reach others for Christ

For Leaders

Gain leadership tools & strategies for life-transforming discipleship

My Calling and Gifts

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Welcome to our ministry

Rev. Jim W. Hollis - Bio

  • 48 Years of ministry experience as an Ordained Elder
  • 18 years as Pastor serving churches
  • 30 years as the Founder and Executive Director of Proactive Ministries. Initially appointed in 1993 as a General Evangelist in theUMC.
  • Launched Proactive Ministries in 1993 as a 501.c.3 not for profit. Provided ministry organizational development and teaching with 1000+ churches across 45 states in the USA. This included multiple trainings with conferences, districts and pastors.
  • Graduated with Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, 1979.
  • Recipient of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy in 1994, from the North Georgia Conference of the UMC.
  • Wrote a column on “Creative Outreach Ministry” in the Wesleyan Christian Advocate – the North & South Georgia Conferences’ newspaper for United Methodists (6+ years).
  • Named as a “Fellow” in the Society of John Wesley by the Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men, for keynote speaking and creative relational evangelism training with 35,000+ United Methodist Men across the United States.
  • Received the “Clergy Servant Leader Award” from LaGrange College for outreach ministry through the Barnabas Ministry Group model for the revitalization of struggling small and medium-size churches.
  • Served on the Executive Committee for NAUME (The National Association of United Methodist Evangelists).
  • Private pilot since 1973 (Single & Multi-engine; Instrument Rated).
  • National Chaplain for Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA - with 70,000+ RV Families spanning the USA and Canada).
  • Married for 47 years to Jan. They have two sons and three grandchildren. They reside in Marietta, GA.