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Jim & Sarah

The Sumners are not run-of-the-mill, stereotypical persons. As one friend aptly put it: "Sarah, you are a unique shoe, and Jim is a unique shoe that matches."

Sarah is the ​president, the vision-casting​ leader.  Jim is the business manager, ​the bean-counting preacher. 
Together they rivet people with God's refreshing Word. 


The Sumners are available to speak on Sunday mornings or any day of the week. 


At Jim and Sarah’s rehearsal dinner they vowed before their family and friends to be “partners in forgiveness,” and they have succeeded at that, thanks to Jesus Christ, the Great Forgiver.

Providentially Jim and Sarah are wired up differently.  Jim is sensory—very analytical and conscientious and concrete.  Sarah is intuitive— very creative and visionary and conceptual.  Often they encounter certain challenges when attempting to communicate with each other.   So sometimes they have to resort to taking Woody Allen's advice and converse nonverbally together with orange traffic flags.  


No matter how tough things get, Jim and Sarah fall in love again whenever they're in a group, and whenever they dance together, and whenever they partake of the Lord's Supper.  Sarah and Jim are partners in the Lord.  They both love God's Word, both love people of all ages, and both love having guests in their home. 


Jim and Sarah are Bible teachers.  They are happy to teach the Bible on Sunday mornings or any other day of the week.

See what
Bridges Community Church
has to say...

We are so grateful that Jim and Sarah came to lead our recent Couples Enrichment event at Bridges Community Church.  As a pastor, I so appreciate their commitment and passion for God’s Word, their transparency and candor, how they model as a couple what they teach, and also the way that they take the time to really get to know, listen to, and pray with others.  We praise God for their ministry and for the blessing that they both are to the Body of Christ.

-Pastor Steve Durand, Pastor of Family Ministries

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Topics Jim & Sarah
speak on:

  • Marriage: Being Partners in Forgiveness

  • Manhood and Womanhood

  • Trusting God in the Face of Opposition

  • Godly Emotions

    • Godly Fear vs. Selfish Fear

    • Godly Sorrow vs. Worldly Sorrow

    • Godly Anger vs. Sinful Anger

  • Anything in Scripture

  • Any theological topic

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