Jim came from Cagayan de Oro City, the southern part of the Philippines. He completed his Seminary training at Doane Baptist Seminary in Iloilo City, Philippines, in 1978. He then came to the US in 1983. After two years he started a church in San Jose, CA. He took his graduate studies at Liberty Baptist University and Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. and completed his Master’s degree in 1996. He was Ordained on January 5, 1985 at International Baptist Church, Vallejo, CA
At this writing, Jim is a pastor consultant of Filipino International Baptist Church in Elk Grove, CA and a missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE). Jim has planted few churches in California and State of Nevada. At the same time, Jim engaged in chaplaincy work at West Valley Medical Center in San Jose, and Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, Kaiser, Modesto as Palliative Chaplain and then work as an assistant chaplain for years. Jim started his training for Clinical Pastoral Education with HCMA and completed in 2005. He added another unit of CPE at UC Davis Medical Center in 2006. He did his Internship at South Kaiser, Sacramento, CA and is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with Association of Professional Christian Chaplains and with HCMA. A Certified member of Spiritual Caregiver Association USA. Jim continues to get his CPE and has completed his one year residency at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in 2012.
He worked as a Psychiatric Chaplain at Napa State Mental Hospital and Sutter Memorial Medical Center. Also a frequent lecturer of “End of Life issues” and “Hospice Spiritual Interventions”. “Suicidal Preventions” He offers Grief support to families, Medical Staff and Caregivers.
Jim is married to Carol Vasquez Garcines for over 41 years, and is blessed with two children: Jica and Jeriah both a graduate of Bob Jones University, South Carolina, with granddaughter.
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