Jim Groth has been a believer all his life. In his growth as a Christian God used some difficult life circumstances to help him understand the unique ability of the Gospel to answer many questions about life. Why am I here? What does God want me to do? How can I count on the Grace of God? Who am I, really? How do I relate to God as one who continues to sin? Through a God led sequence of events Jim met John Glenn, the Senior Pastor of Alpha Ministries' "Church in the Woods". Although he was a Christian and understood most of the elements of the Gospel and his faith, Jim found them coalesced to form a better understanding of the whole as he studied “The Alpha Series” presented by John. Finally, his understanding of the Gospel was structured in a way that led to real confidence and meaning.
Subsequently, he joined with John assisting him with publishing The Alpha Series and other publications as well as the Alpha Ministries web site. Jim, a writer himself, has co-authored the Alpha Series Workbook as well as contributed various articles for the Messenger, a quarterly magazine published by Alpha Ministries. His passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ has motivated Jim since retiring as a computer programmer and analyst. He lives with his wife, Karen, in Greenville, S. C. where they continue serving the Lord locally.