Jim Willis is one of America’s leading students when it comes to understanding human behavior and the challenges that arise when confronting life’s many changes of direction. After graduating from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, he became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a choral conductor on Sunday mornings. The author of four books on religion and spirituality, he has served as an ordained minister for over thirty five years, counseling people who have spiritual and emotional needs. He is currently the senior pastor of a Protestant church in Florida and the Director and Human Advisor for the Over60Exchange. Along the way he has been a woodworker and handyman, the host of his own drive-time radio show, an arts council director and adjunct college professor in the fields of Comparative Religion and Instrumental Music. His love for long-distance bicycling led him to make several cross-country bike trips and inspired his first book, "Journey Home: the inner life of a long distance bicycle rider," which deals with confronting life’s changes.
Books by Jim Willis:
"Journey Home: the inner life of a long-distance bicycle rider" (Athol, MA: Haley’s, 2000)
"The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers" (Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 2004)
"Faith, Trust, & Belief: A Trilogy of the Spirit" (Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2007)
With Barbara Willis: "Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z" (Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 2006)