Jim Gardner serves as the Preaching Minister of Northside Church of Christ, the church where he was raised and spent the first 19 years of his life. His roots of faith run deep in the soil of Northside where both his paternal and maternal grandfathers and, later, his father served as Elders of the church. Jim is a graduate of Harding University and served as minister in Texas and California before returning to Arkansas. He and his wife, Mandy, have been married for 26 years and have been blessed with two daughters, Trae and Tori. In addition to serving full-time at Northside, Jim serves in the community as a member of the Ralph Bunche Community Action Committee, the Golden K Kiwanis Club, the Board of Directors of the Counseling Clinic, and as a member of the broadcast team for Benton Panther Football.