Jim Nicodem has been the senior pastor of Christ Community Church since its start in 1984. Beginning with a group of six families, the church has grown to over five thousand weekend attendees at four campuses. A significant focus on reaching spiritual explorers has resulted in scores of new believers being baptized each year.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jim received his BA in biblical studies from Wheaton College his MDiv and DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In keeping with Christ Community Church’s mission “to make passionate disciples of Jesus Christ,” Jim loves to mentor others in prayer and in the study of God’s Word. With that goal in mind, he has authored Prayer Coach: For All Who Want to Get Off the Bench and Onto the Praying Field and the four-book Bible Savvyseries.
Jim and his wife, Sue, have been married for more than thirty years. They have three adult children and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren. Jim enjoys biking, hiking, and kayaking for recreation. He loves to hang out in Chicago, where he can watch the Cubs play (no better park than Wrigley) or listen to the world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra.