Pastor James Ruddy

Jim serves as our Senior/Executive Pastor having been invited into this role by Bishop Robert Stearns. Raised in a Roman Catholic family, Jim accepted the Lord in 1978 while serving in the US Coast Guard following many years of extensive drug and alcohol abuse. After earning a degree in engineering from Penn State University and working in electronics industry, he answered a call to ministry in 1981 and received formal Bible training. Having served continually in pastoral ministry since 1983, Jim is passionate about fulfilling the Kingdom mandate, believing the Church is to be fervent in her relationship with Christ and faithful in bringing the Gospel to the world.

To this congregation, Pastor Jim brings so many gifts to the table. A great preacher, a five-fold pastor, a leader with tremendous skills in management and administration, but perhaps most important of all, a man who has submitted his life and ministry to the contemporary move of the Holy Spirit. We are so honored to have Pastor Jim & Mari-lee Ruddy as such a key leader in the apostolic team at The Tabernacle.