Dr. Jim Ellison serves as the CEO of Restoration ATL. Jim has over 25 years of experience serving congregations in the Atlanta area, including serving as senior pastor of the historic downtown Atlanta First United Methodist Church. Jim has served on multiple boards in the non-profit community in Atlanta including SafeHouse Outreach and Historic Oakland Cemetery. Jim currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Young Harris College.
He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Young Harris College, a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from LaGrange College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Most notably, Jim received his Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching and church leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2005, where he was awarded the Beeson Pastor Fellowship. Jim and his wife, Beth, live in Atlanta, Georgia, and have two sons.
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