Having spent over thirty years in full-time vocational music ministry, Jim brings a variety of experiences to Worship Ministry Solutions. Greatly influenced by music, he grew up in a home where church attendance and involvement was never an option and so the tapestry of a life in music ministry began at an early age. In his earlier years of ministry, he sang and played trumpet and guitar in a folk gospel trio, seeing thousands of young people and adults come to saving faith in Christ. Jim has a varied experience in local church ministry. As an instrumentalist and trained choral director, he has an understanding of the integral importance of choir and orchestra, soloists, and praise teams. Jim has served as full-time minister of music in five churches and as Director of the Church Music and Worship Department of the Louisiana Baptist Convention for nine years. During that time, he also served in interim music positions around the state and has led conference and crusade choirs and revival choirs in all sized churches.
Marty has always been active in the music ministry with Jim and enjoys assisting him with Worship Ministry Solutions. Having had an inside view of the developing software business she believes that each creative product has been graciously inspired by God.
Previously known as Rapid Software Company, Worship Ministry Solutions has a history of producing well-known and celebrated worship planning products that are used the world over. What started as a sideline business in 1990 has now developed into a full-service software company that offers many different solutions and products to a large venue of clients. Although every product was created with the local church in mind, many of the products are useful in non-church settings, such as Music Made Easy, which is a wonderful tool to teach any group how to read music.
WMS has recorded several firsts. Among them are the first worship planning program to build services from a database; the first text presentation software with a database of formatted songs; first interactive conducting tutorial; first program for printing modulations for every major key change; first multi-track multi-media DVD to accompany a musical; and the first Bible Drill practice program. WMS is dedicated to providing solutions to over-worked, over-scheduled people who desire to manage their ministries more effectively. We continue to look for better ways to serve churches and communities through technology.