When he is not reassuring parents, bandaging the banged up, or diagnosing chicken pox, Dr Jim Wynalda is busy sharing the good news of Jesus and what he has done in his life. He serves at New City through his spiritual gifts of encouragement, exhortation, teaching and giving. Pastor Jim has been an elder since August of 2017.
Pastor Jim enjoys spending time with his wife Priscilla and their 8 children and grandchildren. Both his maternal and paternal parents have lived in west Michigan since the 1800’s. Make sure to ask him to share one of the few times he did reside outside of west Michigan (hint:Operation Fury—Grenada invasion).
We asked him a few questions. Check out his answers.
Hobbies: Baking, Bird watching, & Gardening
Favorite Bible book: I Peter—full of encouragement to persevere in the faith.
Currently reading: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Favorite attribute: God’s omnipotence
What challenge in life has driven you the closest to God? Marriage and raising children
Favorite New City song: All I have is Christ
Favorite Bible character: Peter—a life full of self and pride yet gently humbled by the Lord.
Who introduced you to Jesus? My mom
Please continue to pray for Pastor Jim and the other Elders as they ask for God’s direction in leading and shepherding the people of New City.