Jim Richardson was raised in Southern California where he lived for 55 years before relocating to Nampa, Idaho in 2006. He had a 25 year career with Ralph’s Grocery Company in both store operations and marketing.
While being bi-vocational, Jim was the founding pastor of a Southern Baptist church plant called Good Shepherd’s Bible Fellowship in 1995. During that time Jim graduated from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita with a bachelors degree in Christian Ministry in 2003.
Jim joined the New Hope staff in 2009 as the associate pastor and became the Senior Pastor in 2010. Jim’s hobbies are reading, running, exercising and golf. He and his wife, Jan, have three children and eight grandchildren who all live in the Treasure Valley.