Jim Persons

Jim Persons

   James, (known as Jim), grew up in Alaska and from a small child commercial fished every summer with his family. Jim enjoyed rock climbing, skiing, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. At 20, God showed him how empty his life was and he realized that he needed God. After he committed his life to the Lord, he attended Bible College and applied his understanding into different areas of ministry in the local church, from usher, to children's worker, to deacon, to elder, to pastor. He has a passion for the nations to be discipled and went on short-term mission trips prior to God calling him, his wife Tanya, and their four children to move to Hungary as missionaries. Following God one step at a time, he was led to join Ellel Ministries in 2005. He is now the Director of Ellel Ministries Central & Eastern Europe Development Centre. He is also an ordained pastor and loves to build up and encourage the body of Christ internationally.