Jim Locke is the Senior Pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida, where he has served since 2005. Prior to following God’s call to Florida, he served for ten years as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Forsyth, Missouri, near Branson.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Pastor Locke is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University, and completed his graduate studies in Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been married for over 30 years to his wife Judy. They have two children, their daughter Whitney, who is married to Derek Brauneis, and one son, Seth, who is attending seminary at Samford University.