Jimmy is a seasoned veteran as a speaker, and even served for several years as the Senior Minister at one of the largest churches in Nashville, Tennessee. His speaking engagements have taken him all over the world to over 25 countries. His speaking clientele includes professional football teams such as the Denver Broncos as well as professional baseball teams, Fortune 500 companies, private and public school, universities, government agencies, state Senates, churches, numerous youth festivals, and outdoor conventions and wild game suppers. Jimmy has served as a spokesperson since 1991 for Compassion International, a non-profit child development organization that cares for over one-and-a-half million disadvantaged children in Third World countries. Periodically he visits children at Compassion projects in various places around the world. Jimmy and his wife Amanda have two children, Christin and Jonathan and they welcomed Mary Kirby Lees into their home at the age of 17. Mary and her husband have a little boy, Aiden, Jimmy and Amanda's first grandchild.